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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

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

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

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

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

ACLU Wins Relief for Immigrant Teens Wrongly Arrested and Jailed Without Due Process
Posted on 29 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Court Establishes Nationwide Class, Orders Trump Administration to Allow Immediate Hearings ACLU, Nov. 22, 2017 - "The American Civil Liberties Union and co-counsel Cooley LLP, and Holly S. Cooper, co-director of the UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic... Read More

ACLU Files National Class Action Lawsuit Over Trump's Practice of Forcibly Separating Parents, Young Children
Posted on 11 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Mar. 9, 2018 - "The American Civil Liberties Union filed a national class-action lawsuit today challenging the Trump administration’s practice of forcibly separating asylum-seeking parents and young children. The filing broadens an... Read More

Families Separated By Coercive Immigration Practices May Be Reunited in U.S.
Posted on 1 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Hundreds, if not thousands, of noncitizens who signed “voluntary return” forms in Southern California and were expelled to Mexico will be given the opportunity to apply to return to the United States and seek legal status, a United States... Read More

Judge Appoints Monitor in Franco v. Holder
Posted on 31 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, March 2015 - " Franco v. Holder is a class action lawsuit on behalf of hundreds of immigration detainees in California, Arizona, and Washington who suffer from severe mental disabilities. The Obama administration has refused to provide an attorney... Read More

Settlement Reached in Class Action Lawsuit Challenging the Shackling of Immigrants in Court
Posted on 20 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"An historic settlement was reached Thursday in a class action lawsuit between immigration authorities and immigrants who are held in custody during their civil immigration proceedings in San Francisco. The settlement brings an end to the federal... Read More

CA9 on Detention, Bond: Rodriguez v. Robbins
Posted on 16 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Alejandro Rodriguez, Abdirizak Aden Farah, Jose Farias Cornejo, Yussuf Abdikadir, and Abel Perez Ruelas (“Appellees”) are the named plaintiffs representing a certified class of non-citizens who challenge their prolonged detention, pursuant... Read More

Class Action Habeas Challenges Detention of Immigrants: Muzaliwa v. Brott
Posted on 13 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, April 12, 2016 - "The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota Law School's Center for New Americans, and Dorsey & Whitney filed a class action lawsuit challenging the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement... Read More

Immigration Detainees Win Right to Fair Hearing
Posted on 17 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a landmark ruling that curtails one of the most wasteful and draconian features of our immigration lock-up system: the government's practice of putting immigration detainees behind... Read More