ACLU, July 21, 2020
"The American Civil Liberties Union calls President Trump’s order seeking to ban immigrants who are undocumented from being counted in the census patently unconstitutional.
Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting...
Hassoun v. Searls
"Petitioner Adham Amin Hassoun (“Petitioner”) is a civil immigration detainee currently housed at the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility (the “BFDF”) in Batavia, New York, who seeks a writ of habeas corpus...
ACLU, Mar. 31, 2020
"A federal court in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, ruled today that federal immigration authorities must immediately release the ten people who sued for their release and who remain in detention in three county facilities in the...
ACLU, Mar. 16, 2020
"The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Washington, and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement today on behalf of immigrants detained at the Tacoma Northwest Detention...
On December 16, 2019 Colorado Federal District Court Judge William J. Martinez issued a permanent injunction blocking ICE from alleging “fugitive” status as a 7(A) FOIA exemption. The lawsuit was filed in 2016 by Colorado immigration attorney...
Spencer Ackerman, Daily Beast, Nov. 29, 2019
"For the 18-year lifespan of the war on terrorism, an obscure provision of the PATRIOT Act permitting the indefinite detention of non-citizens on U.S. soil has gone unused. But to keep a Palestinian...
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...
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...
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...
East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, et al., v. Barr et al., Case 3:19-cv-0407, N.D. Cal.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...