Immigration Law

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Settlement May Give Second Chance to Asylum Seekers Separated at Border
Posted on 13 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dara Lind, Vox, Sept. 13, 2018 - "The Trump administration has just agreed to give parents who were separated from their children at the US-Mexico border earlier this year a second chance to make asylum claims in the US. The Department of Justice... Read More

ICE, Nashville Cops Settle Warrantless Immigration Raid Lawsuit: Escobar v. Gaines
Posted on 29 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The American Civil Liberties Union announced a settlement in a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of victims of a warrantless raid in Nashville, Tennessee, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and Metropolitan Nashville Police Department... Read More

CBP Pays $475K to Settle Suit Over Illegal Cavity Search of American Citizen at Border
Posted on 22 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, July 21, 2016 - "Today, the ACLU of Texas and the ACLU of New Mexico announced a record settlement in which U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) paid a New Mexico woman $475,000 for illegally subjecting her to vaginal and anal searches... Read More

Notice of Proposed Settlement & Hearing in 'Reasonable Fear Determination' Class Action: Alfaro Garcia v. Johnson
Posted on 27 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NOTICE OF PROPOSED SETTLEMENT AND HEARING IN CLASS ACTION INVOLVING DETAINED NON-CITIZENS WHO ARE AWAITING A “REASONABLE FEAR DETERMINATION” ALFARO GARCIA, ET AL. V. JOHNSON, ET AL., Case No. 4:14-cv-01775-YGR IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT... Read More

ICE Targets Another American Citizen for Deportation
Posted on 30 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Joel Rubin and Paige St. John, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 29, 2017 - "Sergio Carrillo had already been handcuffed in the Home Depot parking lot when an officer wearing a Homeland Security uniform appeared. “Homeland Security?” Carrillo asked... Read More

Much of Alabama's Immigration Statute Permanently Enjoined
Posted on 26 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department's lawsuit against Alabama over the state's far-reaching immigration law has been settled, with seven provisions of the law permanently blocked, a DOJ spokeswoman said this afternoon. The settlement was signed today... Read More

Immigration Class Action Settlement: Lyon v. ICE
Posted on 14 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

Immigrants with Mental Disabilities May Reopen Deportation Cases: Franco-Gonzalez v. Holder
Posted on 25 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU So. Cal., Sept. 25, 2015 - "Hundreds of immigrants with mental disabilities who were ordered deported after being forced to represent themselves in court may be able to return to the U.S. under terms of a settlement approved today in a landmark... Read More

Settlement Ends Alabama Immigration Lawsuit
Posted on 30 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The state of Alabama agreed Tuesday to settle the remaining challenges over its toughest-in-the-nation crackdown against illegal immigration, which has mostly been gutted by federal court decisions. The state and the American Civil Liberties Union... Read More