Immigration Law

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Prosecutors, Public Defenders, Community Groups Sue ICE over Courthouse Arrests in Mass.
Posted on 29 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Goodwin Procter, Apr. 29, 2019 "Today, Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins, the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS), and the Chelsea Collaborative filed a groundbreaking lawsuit... Read More

16 States Sue Trump Over Border Emergency
Posted on 19 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

California Attorney General, Feb. 18, 2019 "California Governor Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a 16-state coalition, today filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California challenging... Read More

Lawsuit: American Citizens Unlawfully Detained by CBP in Montana...for Speaking Spanish
Posted on 16 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Feb. 14, 2019 "The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Montana, and law firm Crowley Fleck PLLP filed a federal lawsuit today on behalf of two American citizens detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection for speaking Spanish while... Read More

Lawsuit: ICE Detention Centers Deny Detainees Contact With Attorneys
Posted on 27 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Dec. 17, 2018 - "For immigrants facing deportation, assistance from attorneys can make a profound difference in the outcome of their cases — immigrants with lawyers have an overwhelmingly better chance of being able to stay in the U.S... Read More

Born in Philadelphia, U.S. Citizen Held For Deportation to Jamaica by ICE - Lawsuit
Posted on 5 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Isaac Stanley-Becker, Washington Post, Dec. 4, 2018 - "When Peter Sean Brown turned himself in to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in April, he expected to be back to work in no time at Fogarty’s, a laid-back restaurant in Key West... Read More

City of Baltimore Sues Trump Administration for Executing Unlawful, Anti-Immigrant ‘Public Charge’ Policy Behind Closed Doors
Posted on 29 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Democracy Forward, Nov. 28, 2018 - "Today the City of Baltimore filed suit against the Trump Administration for unlawfully and secretly changing the State Department’s definition of “public charge,” a provision in immigration law... Read More

Child Detention Lawsuit Moves Forward
Posted on 21 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Legal Aid Justice Center, Nov. 16, 2018 - "Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia denied the U.S. government’s motion to dismiss Legal Aid Justice Center’s lawsuit on behalf of detained immigrant children... Read More

Motel 6 Proposes $7.6M Settlement over Latino Guest Targeting
Posted on 7 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lindsey Bever, Washington Post, Nov. 6, 2018 - "After a nationwide class-action lawsuit against Motel 6, the chain agreed to pay as much as $7.6 million to guests who said their private information was given to U.S. immigration agents, according... Read More

ICE Misled A Federal Court About Why Iraqi Detainees Couldn’t Be Sent Home, Documents Show
Posted on 26 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News, Oct. 24, 2018 - "Documents unsealed in a federal court in Michigan this week show that ICE officials repeatedly misled the court about the status of Iraqi detainees, insisting that it had an agreement with the Iraqi... Read More

Lawsuit Seeks to Stop Retaliation against Immigrant Rights Activists
Posted on 25 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NIPNLG, Oct. 24, 2018 - "NWDC Resistance, Detention Watch Network, and the Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, October 23rd asking the federal court in the Western District of Washington to stop Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s... Read More

New Legal Filing Links High-level Trump Officials to Asylum “Turnback Policy” - Al Otro Lado, Inc. v. Nielsen
Posted on 17 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

American Immigration Council, Oct. 16, 2018 - "In a new court filing, asylum seekers and an immigrant rights group are challenging the Trump administration’s policy and practice of turning back asylum seekers at ports of entry along the U.S... Read More

Federal Judge Rules Suit Challenging CBP’s Turnaways of Asylum Seekers at the Border Can Proceed
Posted on 27 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CCR, Aug. 24, 2018 - "A federal judge ruled this week that a lawsuit challenging U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) practice of turning away asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border can proceed. The lawsuit was brought by the Los Angeles... Read More

Tags: cbp , lawsuit , asylum , border

New Twist to Racial Profiling: Hunting While Brown?
Posted on 7 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Hispanic hunters say they were targets of racial discrimination." - Star Tribune, Dec. 6, 2013 . "All Plaintiffs requested to produce a hunting license produced a facially valid hunting license. ... Pursuant to Minn. Stat. §97A... Read More

Another Lawsuit Against CBP Alleges Horrific Detention Conditions
Posted on 5 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Alba Quiñones Flores started her period the first week that she was in the custody of US Customs and Border Protection. Every morning, a guard delivered sanitary napkins to her cell of 20 women—but only four or five pads for all of... Read More

FOIA Suits Seeking DHS Access to Counsel Records
Posted on 9 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

American Immigration Council v. DHS and USCIS , No. 1:11-cv-01971 (D.D.C. filed Nov. 8, 2011) and American Immigration Council v. DHS and CBP , No. 1:11-cv-01972 (D.D.C. filed Nov. 8, 2011) "The LAC filed two lawsuits against DHS to compel the... Read More