Immigration Law

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Stimulus Check Class Action Filed: Doe v. Trump
Posted on 27 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Doe v. Trump "This is a class action based upon Defendants’ unconstitutional deprivation of the rights, privileges, benefits and/or protections, provided to United States Citizens, via the enactment and subsequent enforcement of the S. 3548... Read More

Class Action Lawsuit Challenges USCIS’s Unlawful Denial of H-1B Petitions
Posted on 17 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA, Apr. 16, 2020 "The American Immigration Council (Council), the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and the law firms Van Der Hout, LLP, Joseph & Hall P.C., and Kuck Baxter Immigration LLC filed a nationwide class action lawsuit... Read More

Class Certification Granted in Challenge to Presidential Health Care Ban
Posted on 8 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Justice Action Center, Apr. 7, 2020 "On April 7, 2020, the federal district court in Portland, Oregon granted class certification in our lawsuit, Doe v. Trump , challenging President Trump’s October 4 proclamation requiring legal immigrants... Read More

Class Action Against CoreCivic Certified: Owino v. CoreCivic
Posted on 2 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Bianca Bruno, CNS, Apr. 1, 2020 "Private detention company CoreCivic must face a novel employment class action by immigrants held at its facilities in California and nationwide, a federal judge ruled Wednesday in certifying forced labor claims... Read More

$10 Million Motel 6 Class Action Settlement
Posted on 19 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, Feb. 18, 2020 "A federal judge in Arizona has granted final approval of the settlement in national class-action litigation against Motel 6 related to the provision of guest information to federal immigration officials. MALDEF (Mexican... Read More

Notice of Final Class Action Settlement – J.L. v. Cuccinelli
Posted on 3 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Dec. 18, 2019 "This webpage is intended to notify you of the final class action settlement in J.L. v. Cuccinelli , 18-CV-4914 (N.D. Cal.). For more details, you may access the final settlement agreement (PDF, 2.03 MB) . Notice of Final... Read More

ICE Prison’s Dollar-a-Day Wages Face Class-Action Suit: Novoa v. GEO Group
Posted on 6 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Robin Urevich, Capital & Main, Dec. 2, 2019 "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees who allege they were required to work for $1 a day and, in many cases, for no pay at all, are one step closer to their day in court. The undocumented... Read More

Class Certified in A-File FOIA Lawsuit: Nightingale v. USCIS
Posted on 15 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC, Oct. 15, 2019 "Today, a federal court in San Francisco certified two nationwide classes of immigrants and attorneys claiming that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have a systemic pattern... Read More

Class Notice – R.F.M. v Nielsen
Posted on 17 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Class Notice – R.F.M. v Nielsen, 118-CV-5068 (SDNY) UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK NOTICE TO THE CLASS IN R.F.M., et al., v. Nielsen, et al., 18-cv-5068 If you received a Special Findings Order from a New... 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

New York Lawsuit Challenges Replacement of Immigration Court Hearings with Video Technology
Posted on 11 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jessica Zhang, Andrew Patterson, Lawfareblog, March 5, 2019 "In the latest salvo in a long debate over the use of video teleconferencing (VTC) technology in immigration courts, several legal aid organizations filed a class-action lawsuit on Feb... Read More

Court Orders Reunification of Families Separated at Border, Certifies Nationwide Class (Ms. L. v. ICE)
Posted on 27 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR CLASSWIDE PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION - "Unless there is a determination that the parent is unfit or presents a danger to the child, or the parent affirmatively, knowingly, and voluntarily declines to be reunited... Read More

Posted on 25 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NWIRP, June 25, 2018 - "Three women who were forcibly separated from their children by immigration officials when they entered the United States to seek asylum filed a lawsuit today in Seattle, Washington, on behalf of themselves and dozens of other... Read More

Groups Sue Feds Over Failure to Provide Lawyers for Kids in Immigration Court
Posted on 9 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The American Civil Liberties Union, American Immigration Council, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Public Counsel, and K&L Gates LLP today filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit on behalf of thousands of children who are challenging the... Read More

Class Action Challenges Tucson Border Patrol Detention Practices
Posted on 11 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Tucson Sector Border Patrol holds men, women, and children in freezing, overcrowded, and filthy cells for extended periods of time in violation of the U.S. Constitution, a group of legal organizations allege in a class-action lawsuit filed Monday... Read More