Am I a Class Member for the Voluntary Return Settlement?

In February 2015, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) reached a historic settlement with the government in the case López-Venegas v. Johnson. This settlement will allow people who accepted a voluntary return and were deported to Mexico from Southern California who qualify as class members to return to the U.S. to reunite with their families and fight their case before an Immigration Judge.

Many people have been deported to Mexico, but only some have accepted voluntary return. Many people can benefit from this settlement, but many more will not qualify.

This information will help you determine if you can benefit from this settlement and what to do next if you are a potential class member.

Were you deported to Mexico from Southern California?

Yes?   Please continue.

No?    We are very sorry. You do not qualify as a class member under the Voluntary Return Settlement.

Did you accept a voluntary return?

Yes?   Please continue.

No?    We are very sorry. You do not qualify as a class member under the Voluntary Return Settlement.

Did you accept a voluntary return between June 1, 2009 and August 28, 2014?

Yes?   Please continue.

No?    We are very sorry. You do not qualify as a class member under the Voluntary Return Settlement.

Before your voluntary return, had you ever been ordered removed by an immigration judge?

Yes?    We are very sorry. You do not qualify as a class member under the Voluntary Return Settlement.

No?    Please continue.

Were you processed by Border Patrol or ICE of:

San Diego, Imperial, Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara, or San Luis Obispo?

Yes?   Please continue.

No?    We are very sorry. You do not qualify as a class member under the Voluntary Return Settlement.

Before your voluntary return, had you ever been detained trying to cross the border?

Yes?   We are very sorry. You do not qualify as a class member under the Voluntary Return Settlement.

No?    Please continue.

Did one of these statements apply to you before you accepted the voluntary return?

  • You have lived more than 10 years in the U.S. and have children (21 years or younger), parents, or a spouse who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents?

  • You entered the U.S. legally and have a U.S. citizen child of at least 21 years of age, a parent, or a spouse?

  • You had a pending petition to adjust your immigration status?

  • You arrived in the U.S. before turning 16 years old?

Yes?   You may qualify as a class member under the Voluntary Return Settlement.

         Please contact us as soon as possible!

No?     We are very sorry. You do not qualify as a class member under the Voluntary Return Settlement.

If you qualify as a class member under the Voluntary Return Settlement, please contact the ACLU at:

From the U.S.: 619.398.4189    From Mexico: 01.800.681.6917

Email: avd@aclusandiego.org

ACLU has lead  this historic settlement and will take care of your case if you qualify

Follow this Link to ACLU or find more information on our pages below

Voluntary Return Settlement     Do I Qualify?     4 Things To Know First     Background of the Case

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