Immigration Law

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Experts Comment in Advance of Supreme Court Oral Argument
Posted on 11 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jan. 11, 2022 - Today the Supreme Court will hold oral arguments in two immigration cases. Two expert comment: Prof. Shalini Ray - "The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday in two related immigration cases , Johnson v. Arteaga-Martinez... 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

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

Class Action Lawsuit Challenges Prolonged Immigration Detention: Aleman Gonzalez v. Sessions
Posted on 30 Mar 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU Northern California, Mar. 27, 2018 - "Two Bay Area fathers who have been detained for over six months at the Contra Costa West County Detention Facility in Richmond, California sued the federal government today in a class action lawsuit challenging... Read More

Class Action Challenges Trump, Sessions Attack on Refugee Children
Posted on 21 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NYCLU, Feb. 20, 2018 - "The New York Civil Liberties Union today announced a class action lawsuit against the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) for trapping immigrant children in prolonged detention. Though the agency is obligated to promptly... 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

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

Class Action Challenges Chicago ICE Pre-Hearing Detention: Chavez Aguilar v. ICE
Posted on 28 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chavez Aguilar v. ICE, Case: 1:17-cv-02296, N.D. Il., E.D., Mar. 27, 2017 - "This complaint presents a challenge to the policy and practice of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Chicago Field Office (hereinafter “ICE” or... Read More

Federal Judge Allows Lawsuit by Detained Asylum-Seekers to Proceed as a Nationwide Class Action
Posted on 28 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A federal court judge has certified a nationwide class , and rejected the government’s motion to dismiss, in a lawsuit filed on behalf of certain asylum seekers who are detained by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for months while... 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

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

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against ICE Over Illegal Detention of American Citizens
Posted on 23 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Seeking to end the government’s practice of placing immigration holds on individuals without probable cause, the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU/SC), the National Day Labor Organizing Network (NDLON), and the law... Read More