Via The American Immigration Council:

In an attempt to bring order and some measure of fairness to what has become an overly bureaucratic and chaotic process, on June 30, 2016, four asylum-seekers filed a class action lawsuit in the District Court for the Western District of Washington challenging DHS’s failure to advise them of the deadline for filing their asylum applications, as well as both DHS’s and the immigration courts’ failure to adopt procedures which would ensure that an individual is able to file an asylum application by the deadline.

The American Immigration Council, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Dobrin & Han, PC, and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, represent the four plaintiffs, from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic, who sue on behalf of themselves and all other individuals in the United States who are in the same situation.

Since the government has been unable to establish a rational process that will ensure that all asylum-seekers have the opportunity to timely file their applications, it’s time for the court to weigh in and bring order and fairness to the asylum filing system.