Immigration Law

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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

ASYLUM SEEKERS FILE CLASS-ACTION SUIT DEMANDING TO BE REUNITED WITH THEIR CHILDREN
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

Class Action Lawsuit Challenges Obama's Intimidation of Refugee Moms, Kids
Posted on 17 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's policy of locking up asylum-seeking mothers and children to intimidate others from coming to the United States. The case... Read More

Class Action Lawsuit Claims Delays in Immigration Courts: Cancino Castellar v. Kelly
Posted on 11 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU San Diego, Mar. 10, 2017 ACLU Files Class Action Lawsuit Against DHS Challenging Months–Long Delays in Bringing Detained Immigrants, Asylum Seekers Before Judges Thousands Are Incarcerated For Months In Remote Facilities Waiting To See... Read More

H-1B Lottery Lawsuit Filed - Tenrec v. USCIS
Posted on 3 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Parrilli Renison, June 2, 2016 - "Our firm has initiated a legal challenge to the current lottery process in place for H-1B cap subject petitions, which are at present required to be filed in a 5 day window and randomly selected without regard to... Read More

Federal Court Slaps ICE, Grants Class Action
Posted on 12 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Since he was taken into custody in November 2012 by immigration agents, New Havener Mark Reid has been fighting for his release. As of this week, dozens of other detainees can join his fight. Reid, who’s 49, will be the lead plaintiff... 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

Arizona Detention Conditions Lawsuit Moves Forward: Doe v. Johnson
Posted on 15 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Court Rejects Government’s Efforts to Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Inhumane Detention Conditions in Border Patrol Facilities and Certifies Large Class of Immigrant Plaintiffs; Class Now Seeks to Unseal Government Documents Detailing Abuse NILC... Read More

Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Work Permit Delays: NWIRP v. USCIS
Posted on 24 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Plaintiffs challenge Defendants’ policies and practices of unlawfully delaying adjudication of applications for employment authorization and refusing to issue interim employment authorization. ... Individual Plaintiffs seek to represent the... Read More

Class Action Lawsuit for Unlawful Delays in Employment Authorizations Filed
Posted on 26 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Last Friday, three immigrants and two immigration service providers filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for unlawfully delaying the adjudication... Read More