NewsFlash! AILA Sues DHS, Demands Extension of All Deadlines

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), asking the court to order the DHS to “toll any and all deadlines for initial applications, responses to any and all requests for evidence or other responses due on or after March 1, 2020, requests for extension of status, maintenance of status, and reprieve from any expiration of status or employment authorization.” AILA further asks the court to order the DHS to “maintain the status quo for purposes of eligibility for protection from removal, work authorization, and immigration benefits from the date the President declared that a national emergency began on March 1, 2020, until 90 days after the emergency officially ends.” AILA argues this is necessary because of the extraordinary circumstances that have been created by the COVID-19 outbreak.


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