February 24, 2024
Ukrainian and Afghan

Ukrainian and Afghan parolees class action settlement 2023: Scam or Legit? Find Out!

Did you receive a notice from Ukrainian and Afghan? Did you receive a mail about a class action on the settlement to resolve claims about the Ukrainian and Afghan parolees lawsuit? This review will help you partake in the class action settlement after confirming the authenticity of the mail.

What Is Ukrainian and Afghan parolees Class Action Settlement?

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) did not exempt Ukrainian and Afghan parolees from the $410 fee to apply for employment authorization, a new class action lawsuit alleges.

Plaintiffs Stanislav Astakhov, Alona Astakhova, Yevhenii Shapiro and Anastasiia Volkova claim DHS and USCIS were required by law to exempt Ukrainian and Afghan parolees from the initial fee. The name of the case is Astakhov, et al. v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, et al., Case No. 1:23-cv-01502, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

What Is This Class Action All About?

The plaintiffs want to represent a class of anyone who paid the $410 filing fee for forms I-765 filed by Afghan and Ukrainian parolees entitled to “other benefits available to refugees” under the Afghan Parolee Act and the Ukrainian Parolee Act

The DHS and USCIS are accused of violating the Administrative Procedure Act and the Little Tucker Act. 

The plaintiffs are demanding a jury trial and requesting declaratory relief along with an award of restitution in the form of a return or refund of the $410 employment authorization application filing fee.

The plaintiffs argue the USCIS conceded in November 2022 that the parolees were “entitled to the same automatic employment authorization and fee exemption as refugees,” but allegedly refused to refund fees that had already been paid. 

“Plaintiffs challenge Defendants’ failure to provide them employment authorization incident to status, failure to exempt them from the $410 filing fee, and request a refund of the fees already paid,” the employee authorization class action states. 

Last month, final approval was given to a $1.75 million settlement made between the federal government and a class of Latino workers who argued they were targeted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents without probable cause during a 2018 raid on a Tennessee slaughterhouse. 

Who Is Eligible?

The settlement benefits all class members who paid a fee they should have been exempted from.

How To Be Part of This Settlement

For a class member to partake in this settlement, class members’ claim forms must be submitted on the settlement website.

What Is The Pay For This Settlement?

The pay for this settlement varies and the proof of purchase is not necessary.

Conclusion

As you submit your claim to the settlement website, just like the DirecTV and Celcius class action settlement we have reviewed, you’re doing so under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim.

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