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Immigration Law

Immigration Class Action Settlement: Lyon v. ICE

ACLU, June 14, 2016 - "In a first of its kind class action settlement, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) has agreed to change its policies in four Northern California detention centers, ending severe restrictions on telephone use that make placing outgoing calls nearly impossible and prevent many immigrants from obtaining legal representation and gathering documents to fight deportation. The settlement with plaintiffs represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, the ACLU’s National Prison Project, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, and Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale will give immigrant detainees direct calling options that are free of charge on private telephones."