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ACLU says Colorado Immigrant Settles Detention Case

DENVER - (AP) An immigrant suspected of being in the country illegally could receive $90,000 to settle a lawsuit claiming he was unlawfully held in a suburban Denver jail for 47 days, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday. Luis Quezada, 37, agreed to a $40,000 settlement with the Jefferson...

CA3 on habeas, bond, detention: Leslie v. Atty. Gen.

"Petitioner Neville Leslie, a Jamaican alien, has been incarcerated since March 28, 2008 without a bond hearing. He now seeks a bond hearing as provided by 8 U.S.C. § 1226, contending that his continued detention by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) for four...

Prisoners of Profit: ACLU Challenges Georgia's Immigration Jails

"The report, “ Prisoners of Profit ,” was based on documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, as well as tours and interviews at Georgia's four federal immigration facilities. Three of those facilities, including the 1,750-bed Stewart Detention Center, are...

ACLU Demands Removal of Detainees from Arizona Immigration Detention Center

"The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Arizona today demanded that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials remove immigration detainees from the Pinal County Jail (PCJ) or immediately remedy unconstitutional conditions at the facility, where hundreds of detainees are...

CA9 on Detention, Bond: Rodriguez v. Robbins

"Alejandro Rodriguez, Abdirizak Aden Farah, Jose Farias Cornejo, Yussuf Abdikadir, and Abel Perez Ruelas (“Appellees”) are the named plaintiffs representing a certified class of non-citizens who challenge their prolonged detention, pursuant to certain federal immigration statutes, without...

Feds: We Can't Meet Court's FOIA Demands in Detention Lawsuit

"Federal prosecutors say they can't meet a judge's demands they quickly deliver documents about thousands of immigrants who've been detained nationwide for months or years as their immigration statuses are reviewed. The office of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara laid out the government's...

Judge Scolds Feds in Immigration Detention FOIA Lawsuit

"A federal judge on Monday questioned whether the government was trying to hide or obscure something by failing to give information to a civil rights group about thousands of immigrant detainees held for long periods. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman's written decision came days after government...

American Citizen Can Proceed With Lawsuit Against Feds for Illegal Detention, Profiling

"A federal court in Rhode Island has ruled that the ACLU can proceed with a lawsuit on behalf of a North Providence resident who has twice been held in prison as a deportable “alien” even though she is a U.S. citizen. The court ruling holds that there are critical constitutional limits...

Detained Asylum Seekers Sue DHS to End Long Waits for 'Reasonable Fear' Interviews

"ACLU Foundation of Southern California, ACLU of Northern California, and the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), along with the international law firm Reed Smith LLP, today filed a class action lawsuit in the Northern District of California on behalf of thousands of immigrants fleeing persecution...

Judge Rules to Limit Mandatory Detention of Immigrants in California

"On Thursday May 15, United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of California, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers granted a motion for a preliminary injunction and motion for class certification in Preap v. Holder , a class action lawsuit in which Asian Americans Advancing Justice –...

ACLU Obtains Judgment Against Sheriff Babeu, Pinal County Based on Officers’ Use of SB 1070 “Show Me Your Papers” Law

"The American Civil Liberties Union obtained a judgment Wednesday against Pinal County, Sheriff Paul Babeu and two Pinal County sheriff’s deputies on behalf of an Arizona woman who spent five days in the custody of immigration authorities after a Pinal County sheriff’s deputy “cited...

ICE Releases a Handful of Refugees from Texas Lockups

"With pressure building on the Obama administration to improve or abolish the detention of immigrant families, officials have agreed to release on bond at least half a dozen immigrant mothers, some of whom had sued the federal government for relief. The women now eligible for bond had previous...