Immigration Law

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'Cheese Wall' Artist Settles Lawsuit with Border Contractors
Posted on 19 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Blake Brittain, Reuters, May 18, 2022 "An artist who built a six-foot-tall wall of cheese near the U.S.-Mexico border has settled his lawsuit against two government contractors he accused of destroying his work, according to a filing in San Diego... Read More

Lawsuit Filed against CoreCivic in NM
Posted on 20 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU-NM, May 13, 2021 " The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico and the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center (NMILC) today filed a lawsuit on behalf of nine asylum-seekers formerly detained at the Torrance County Detention Facility as... Read More

NM ACLU Sues CoreCivic Over Treatment of Immigrant Prisoners
Posted on 17 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Associated Press, May 14, 2021 "The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico and the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center on Friday sued a private prison company over the treatment of nine immigrant detainees at the Torrance County Detention Center... Read More

Lawsuit: ICE Brutally Assaulted Prisoner at JFK Airport
Posted on 21 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CAIR, Sept. 20, 2020 "The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) and the New Haven Legal Assistance Immigrant Rights Clinic today announced the filing a lawsuit in the Eastern District of New York against the United... Read More

Tags: Bakhodir , lawsuit , CAIR , ICE

Lawsuit: Rule Imposing High Fees on Immigrants Should Be Set Aside
Posted on 21 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Public Citizen, Aug. 21, 2020 "A new U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rule will unlawfully force immigrants seeking naturalization, asylum, employment authorization and humanitarian protections to pay high fees, according to a complaint... Read More

Tags: fees , lawsuit , DHS

Coalition Sues DHS Over USCIS Fee Rule
Posted on 21 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ILRC, Aug. 21, 2020 "The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) today announced it had joined a coalition of 8 of the nation’s leading immigrants’ rights organizations in filing a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security... Read More

Immigration Judges Challenge Justice Department Speech Policy
Posted on 2 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Knight First Amendment Institute, July 1, 2020 "The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University filed a lawsuit today on behalf of the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ) challenging a government policy that imposes an... Read More

MALDEF Sues Feds Over Denial of COVID-19 Relief to Mixed-Status Married Couples
Posted on 29 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, Apr. 28, 2020 "The federal government’s denial of COVID-19 relief payments to U.S. citizens married to immigrants who do not have a social security number is unconstitutional, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday in a... Read More

Judge Orders ICE to Reduce Detainee Population Amid Pandemic
Posted on 24 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jon Parton, CNS, Apr. 23, 2020 "A federal judge in Los Angeles ordered U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Thursday to reduce the amount of detainees held in its Adelanto processing facility in order to reduce exposure to the coronavirus.... Read More

AILA Sues USCIS over Deadlines, Maintenance of Status
Posted on 3 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA, Apr. 3, 2020 "In a follow-up to its March 23, 2020, letter to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) calling for the immediate suspension of immigration benefit deadlines and the maintenance of status for nonimmigrants in the U... Read More

Comedian Files FTCA Lawsuit Against CBP
Posted on 14 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NWIRP, Feb. 14, 2020 "Mohanad Elshieky, a professional comedian and refugee from Libya, filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington today against the United States after Border Patrol officers in Spokane, WA... Read More

Tags: cbp , elshieky , lawsuit , FTCA

Lawsuit Challenges Harmful ICE Policies Which Put Victims of Crime at Higher Risk of Removal
Posted on 14 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ASISTA, Feb. 13, 2020 "Changes to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy were announced August 2, 2019 that create significant additional barriers for victims of crime who cooperate with law enforcement in the investigation and prosecution... Read More

Tags: U visa , lawsuit , ICE

ICE Sued Over Courthouse Arrests By NY Attorney General, Brooklyn DA And Advocates
Posted on 26 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Beth Fertig, WNYC, Sept. 25, 2019 "New York State Attorney General Letitia James, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and the Legal Aid Society filed two separate federal lawsuits Wednesday against Immigration and Customs Enforcement, accusing... Read More

20 States Sue Trump Over Proposed Destruction of Flores Agreement
Posted on 27 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cal. A.G. Xavier Becerra, Aug. 26, 2019 "California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey today announced that they are leading a coalition of attorneys general in filing a lawsuit opposing the Trump Administration’s... Read More

Family Separation Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed
Posted on 20 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Texas Civil Rights Project, Aug. 19, 2019 "Contact: Read the Original Complaint here. McAllen, Texas — The Texas Civil Rights Project and the Escamilla Law Firm filed a lawsuit against the federal government... Read More