Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement: Tsamcho v. Napolitano

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USCIS, Jan. 18, 2013: "A proposed settlement of a federal class action lawsuit may affect your rights.

In May 2010, a class action lawsuit, Tsamcho v. Napolitano, No. 10 CV 2029 (E.D.N.Y), was filed in federal court for the Eastern District of New York, challenging U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCISs’) reopenings and denials of refugee /asylee Form I-730 petitions when the relative of the Petitioner (the Beneficiary) was unable to appear at the U.S. Consulate or Embassy for an interview.

The lawyers for plaintiffs and defendants have agreed on terms to settle this litigation.  The lawyers for both sides believe that the proposed settlement agreement is