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Roshandel et al v. Chertoff et al (Unreasonable Delays in Handling Naturalization Requests)

The ACLU-WA and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in October 2007 filed a class-action lawsuit for people who are challenging the government's unlawful and unreasonable delays in handling their applications to become U.S. citizens. All are legal permanent residents who have waited years for the government to make a decision on their requests to become citizens.

 

Update, September 12, 2008: On September 12, 2008, in Tukwila, Washington, over 250 people took the oath to become naturalized U.S. citizens—in time to vote in the November elections. The ceremony is the result of a class action lawsuit brought by The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA), and the law firms of Stoel Rives and Ropes and Gray.

 

Case Documents

October 28, 2008

Roshandel et al v. Chertoff et al - Order on Motion to Certify Class

August 12, 2008

Roshandel et al v. Chertoff et al - Class Notice

August 12, 2008

Roshandel et al v. Chertoff et al - Settlement

August 10, 2008

Roshandel et al v. Chertoff et al - Exhibit 1 to Joint Motion for Preliminary Approval of Proposed Settlement

August 10, 2008

Roshandel et al v. Chertoff et al - Joint Motion and Proposed Order for Preliminary Approval of Proposed Settlement and Approval of Notice of Settlement

August 10, 2008

Roshandel et al v. Chertoff et al - Joint Stipulation and Proposed Order of Class-wide Remand

May 4, 2008

Roshandel et al v. Chertoff et al - Ruling on Government Motion to Dismiss

April 9, 2008

Roshandel et al v. Chertoff et al - GOVERNMENT’S SUPPLEMENTAL MOTION TO DISMISS AND/OR REMAND TO USCIS

April 9, 2008

Roshandel et al v. Chertoff et al - GOVERNMENT’S SUPPLEMENTAL MOTION TO DISMISS AND/OR REMAND TO USCIS (Exhibit A)

April 9, 2008

Roshandel et al v. Chertoff et al - Second Declaration of Susan Walk

February 21, 2008

Roshandel et al v. Chertoff et al - DECLARATION OF NANCY SAFAVI

February 21, 2008

Roshandel et al v. Chertoff et al - DECLARATION OF NANCY SAFAVI (Exhibit A)

February 21, 2008

Roshandel et al v. Chertoff et al - DEFENDANTS’ REPLY IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO REMAND AND/OR DISMISS

February 21, 2008

Roshandel et al v. Chertoff et al - Plaintiffs' Reply in Support of Motion for Class Certification

February 12, 2008

Roshandel et al v. Chertoff et al - GOVERNMENT’S OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFFS' MOTION TO CERTIFY CLASS

February 12, 2008

Roshandel et al v. Chertoff et al - Plaintiffs' Opposition to Government's Motion to Dismiss and/or Remand to USCIS

January 7, 2008

Roshandel et al v. Chertoff et al - Declaration of Susan Walk

January 7, 2008

Roshandel et al v. Chertoff et al - GOVERNMENT’S MOTION TO DISMISS AND/OR REMAND TO USCIS

January 7, 2008

Roshandel et al v. Chertoff et al - [PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS

November 20, 2007

Roshandel et al v. Chertoff et al - Motion for Class Certification

October 28, 2007

Roshandel et al v. Chertoff et al - Complaint