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Reddy & Neumann and Litigation Partners Continue Fight for H-4 and L-2 EAD Holders

Reddy Neumann Brown PC has been one of the leaders in the fight against H-4 and L-2 EAD delays since the inception of the Biometrics Policy in March 2019. Now, Reddy & Neumann Senior Associate Steven Brown together with Jonathan Wasden from Wasden Banias and Jesse Bless from the American Immigration Lawyers Association filed a new class action case in the Western District of Washington on behalf of all H-4 and L-2 EAD applicants. The case is Shergill, et al. v. Mayorkas, 2:21-cv-1296. This case is seeking to immediately reverse USCIS policy that prohibits these spouses from benefiting from automatic extension of their employment authorization during the pendency of standalone employment authorization document (EAD) applications. Among other relief, the plaintiffs ask the court to declare that USCIS has unlawfully withheld L-2 and H-4 plaintiffs’ automatic extension of employment authorization, and to compel USCIS to provide L-2 and H-4 plaintiffs with documentation establishing automatic extension of employment authorization in compliance with 8 CFR §274a.13(d)(1). A motion for preliminary injunction was also filed.

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