ASISTA and Sanctuary for Families are excited to share that on March 18, 2021, Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer granted our joint motion to stay the proceedings in our ongoing lawsuit against ICE for 90 days subject to specific interim conditions.  ASISTA and Sanctuary for Families are represented by Protect Democracy and the Constitutional Accountability Center in this action. 

These conditions prohibit ICE from (1) denying a request for stay for U visa petitioners; (2) removing U visa petitioners; or (3) opposing a motion to continue for U visa petitioners during the 90 day period, with certain exceptions. ASISTA and Sanctuary for Families have provided a practice advisory to inform practitioners of the terms of the agreement and potential implications for representing U visa clients.

Please contact Amy Cheung (amy@asistahelp.org) or Pooja Asnani (pasnani@sffny.org) with any questions. 

Thank you, 

ASISTA and Sanctuary for Families

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