Immigration Law

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Lawsuit Filed against CoreCivic in NM
Posted on 20 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU-NM, May 13, 2021 " The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico and the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center (NMILC) today filed a lawsuit on behalf of nine asylum-seekers formerly detained at the Torrance County Detention Facility as... Read More

Judge Orders ICE to Reduce Detainee Population Amid Pandemic
Posted on 24 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jon Parton, CNS, Apr. 23, 2020 "A federal judge in Los Angeles ordered U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Thursday to reduce the amount of detainees held in its Adelanto processing facility in order to reduce exposure to the coronavirus.... Read More

Lawsuit Challenges Lack of Medical Care in ICE Jails
Posted on 20 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CREEC, Aug. 19, 2019 "A nationwide class action lawsuit was filed today against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and others acting in their official capacities. The lawsuit challenges... Read More

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Lawsuit: ICE Detention Centers Deny Detainees Contact With Attorneys
Posted on 27 Dec 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, Dec. 17, 2018 - "For immigrants facing deportation, assistance from attorneys can make a profound difference in the outcome of their cases — immigrants with lawyers have an overwhelmingly better chance of being able to stay in the U.S... Read More

Child Detention Lawsuit Moves Forward
Posted on 21 Nov 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Legal Aid Justice Center, Nov. 16, 2018 - "Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia denied the U.S. government’s motion to dismiss Legal Aid Justice Center’s lawsuit on behalf of detained immigrant children... Read More

ICE Misled A Federal Court About Why Iraqi Detainees Couldn’t Be Sent Home, Documents Show
Posted on 26 Oct 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News, Oct. 24, 2018 - "Documents unsealed in a federal court in Michigan this week show that ICE officials repeatedly misled the court about the status of Iraqi detainees, insisting that it had an agreement with the Iraqi... Read More

Teen Taken at U.S. Border Tells of ‘Icebox’ Cages With 60 Girls
Posted on 5 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Erik Larson, Bloomberg, July 3, 2018 - "A 15-year-old girl who was forcibly separated from her mother after fleeing to the U.S. from El Salvador described to a Washington State investigator how she was crammed into a windowless room with 60 other... Read More

Judge: Feds Must Treat Separated Migrant Kids for PTSD
Posted on 18 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Rosa Ferneuax, Mother Jones, July 17, 2018 - "Two immigrant children who were separated from their parents at the southern border have had their constitutional rights violated, a federal judge in Connecticut ruled late last week in yet another blow... Read More

New Lawsuit Seeks Due Process for Detained Kids
Posted on 18 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NYCL, June 29, 2018 - "Today, five immigrant children in federal custody filed a complaint in federal court challenging the government’s cruel policies and practices that unlawfully prolong their detention and delay their reunification with... Read More

Handcuffs, assaults, and drugs called 'vitamins': Children allege grave abuse at migrant detention facilities
Posted on 22 Jun 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Blake Ellis, Melanie Hicken, and Bob Ortega, CNN, June 21, 2018 - "A year before the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy resulted in more than 2,300 children being separated from their families at the border in a mere five... 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

American Citizen Sues DHS After Being Locked Up in Immigration Jail for 3.5 Years
Posted on 1 Nov 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A New York man is suing the Department of Homeland Security for detaining and seeking his deportation for three and a half years as immigration officers ignored his claims of U.S. citizenship. Davino Watson derived citizenship from his father... Read More

Lawsuit Aims to Prevent Licensing of Texas Refugee Gulags (Updated: Link to Lawsuit Added)
Posted on 22 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune, Oct. 22, 2015 - "A watchdog group is suing the agency charged with protecting the state’s most vulnerable Texans, alleging the department fast-tracked a policy change that might help the federal government... 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

Judge Scolds Feds in Immigration Detention FOIA Lawsuit
Posted on 31 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A federal judge on Monday questioned whether the government was trying to hide or obscure something by failing to give information to a civil rights group about thousands of immigrant detainees held for long periods. U.S. District Judge Richard... Read More