Immigration Law

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ACLU Report Highlights Death, Abuse and Neglect at Colo. ICE Jail
Posted on 18 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU Colorado, Sept. 18, 2019 "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers operate without meaningful accountability or oversight. One facility in particular — the Aurora Contract Detention Facility (ACDF), operated by... Read More

Lawsuit Targets Termination of Medical Deferred Action
Posted on 6 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Sept. 5, 2019 "The ACLU of Massachusetts and Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) today filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s abrupt termination of a government program that protects immigrants with life-threatening health... Read More

Lawsuit Challenges Surveillance of Border Lawyers, Activists
Posted on 24 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sam Levin, The Guardian, July 24, 2019 "The US government has interfered with humanitarian aid work at the US-Mexico border by monitoring activists, restricting their travel and detaining them, a new lawsuit alleges. In a complaint filed... Read More

ACLU Sues to Block New Trump Asylum Rule
Posted on 16 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, et al., v. Barr et al., Case 3:19-cv-0407, N.D. Cal. Read More

Tags: ACLU , Trump , asylum

Colo. Lawsuit Targets 287(g) Agreement
Posted on 10 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Grace Carson, Colo. Independent, June 28, 2019 "The ACLU of Colorado has sued Teller County Sheriff Jason Mikesell, alleging his office is working with federal immigration officers to arrest and detain immigrants in violation of state law. The... Read More

Tags: ACLU , Colorado , 287(g)

Judge Shuts Down Trump’s Diversion of Military Funds to Build Border Wall
Posted on 29 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jon Parton, CNS, June 28, 2019 "A federal judge in California ruled Friday against the Trump administration in two different lawsuits over the use of $2.5 billion in military funding to build part of a southern border wall. Last month, U.S. District... Read More

Border Patrol Bus Searches: Passengers Have Right to Refuse to Answer Questions
Posted on 7 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Adiel Kaplan and Vanessa Swales, NBC News, June 5, 2019 "Mercedes Phelan was confused last April when Border Patrol agents boarded the Greyhound bus she was riding in Pennsylvania and asked her if she was a citizen. Ten months later, when she... Read More

ACLU of La. and SPLC Sue Trump Administration for Illegally Denying Parole to Asylum Seekers
Posted on 31 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, May 30, 2019 "The SPLC and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana filed suit today against the Trump administration for categorically denying release to hundreds of people who are languishing in immigration prisons after lawfully... Read More

CA9 on SIJ Relief: C.J.L.G. v. Barr (En Banc)
Posted on 3 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

C.J.L.G. v. Barr "A gang held 14-year-old C.J.L.G. (“CJ”) at gunpoint in his native Honduras and threatened to kill his family after he rejected recruitment attempts. CJ and his mother Maria then fled their homeland and sought asylum... 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 Filed Against Trump Policy Forcibly Returning Asylum Seekers to Mexico
Posted on 15 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CGRS, Feb. 14, 2019 "The American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Center for Gender & Refugee Studies filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the Trump administration’s new policy forcing asylum seekers to return... Read More

TPS Holders from Honduras, Nepal Sue Trump: Bhattarai v. Nielsen
Posted on 12 Feb 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU So. Cal., Feb. 11, 2019 "TPS Terminations, Motivated by Racism, Would Tear Families Apart Six adults with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and two U.S. citizen children of TPS holders filed a class-action lawsuit today seeking to stop the... Read More

Habeas Victory in NH: Compere v. Nielsen
Posted on 28 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Compere v. Nielsen "Patrice Compere, a Haitian national, is subject to an outstanding removal order. Although he has challenged the order by filing a motion to reopen his case with the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”), the government... 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

Judge Rules Colorado Sheriffs Have No Legal Authority to Hold Prisoners for ICE: Cisneros v. Elder
Posted on 10 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU Colorado, Dec. 7, 2018 - " State District Court Judge Eric Bentley issued a final ruling last night barring El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder from holding people in jail at the request of federal immigration enforcement (ICE) after they have... Read More