Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement for Enrollees at the University of Northern New Jersey (UNNJ)

Last Updated: January 28, 2022

Dong, et al. v. Johnson, et al., No. 2:17-2092-ES-JSA (D.N.J. filed Mar. 30, 2017).

Plaintiffs in this class action are current and former F-1 nonimmigrants who previously enrolled at the University of Northern New Jersey (UNNJ), an undercover school set up by the Department of Homeland Security.  On November 22, 2021, the Parties reached a Preliminary Settlement Agreement.  On January 10, 2022, the Court granted the Parties’ Joint Motion for Preliminary Class Certification and Preliminary Settlement Approval.  

In its order, the Court certified a class consisting of “[a]ny noncitizen who, for any period of time, enrolled in the University of Northern New Jersey.”  The Preliminary Settlement Agreement, if approved, will affect you if you are a member of this class.  If you are a member of this class, you should read this “Notice of Proposed Class Actions Settlement” (“Notice”) carefully as it explains certain time-limited opportunities you may qualify to pursue.  This Notice also explains certain obligations you will be required to comply with if the Preliminary Settlement Agreement is approved.

To see the Notice and learn how to obtain a copy of the Preliminary Settlement Agreement, please click here.  If after reviewing the Settlement Agreement you still have questions, you can contact Plaintiffs’ Counsel (see contact information in the notice).