Immigration Law

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Immigration Judges Challenge Justice Department Speech Policy
Posted on 2 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Knight First Amendment Institute, July 1, 2020 "The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University filed a lawsuit today on behalf of the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ) challenging a government policy that imposes an... Read More

Immigrant Visa Ban Lawsuit Filed: Gomez v. Trump
Posted on 29 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Justice Action Center, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Innovation Law Lab, May 28, 2020 "Today, litigators from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Justice Action Center (JAC), and Innovation Law Lab, with pro bono support... Read More

MALDEF Sues Feds Over Denial of COVID-19 Relief to Mixed-Status Married Couples
Posted on 29 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MALDEF, Apr. 28, 2020 "The federal government’s denial of COVID-19 relief payments to U.S. citizens married to immigrants who do not have a social security number is unconstitutional, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday in a... 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

AILA Sues USCIS over Deadlines, Maintenance of Status
Posted on 3 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA, Apr. 3, 2020 "In a follow-up to its March 23, 2020, letter to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) calling for the immediate suspension of immigration benefit deadlines and the maintenance of status for nonimmigrants in the U... Read More

Comedian Files FTCA Lawsuit Against CBP
Posted on 14 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NWIRP, Feb. 14, 2020 "Mohanad Elshieky, a professional comedian and refugee from Libya, filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington today against the United States after Border Patrol officers in Spokane, WA... Read More

Tags: cbp , elshieky , lawsuit , FTCA

Lawsuit Challenges Harmful ICE Policies Which Put Victims of Crime at Higher Risk of Removal
Posted on 14 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ASISTA, Feb. 13, 2020 "Changes to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy were announced August 2, 2019 that create significant additional barriers for victims of crime who cooperate with law enforcement in the investigation and prosecution... Read More

Tags: U visa , lawsuit , ICE

ICE Sued Over Courthouse Arrests By NY Attorney General, Brooklyn DA And Advocates
Posted on 26 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Beth Fertig, WNYC, Sept. 25, 2019 "New York State Attorney General Letitia James, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and the Legal Aid Society filed two separate federal lawsuits Wednesday against Immigration and Customs Enforcement, accusing... Read More

20 States Sue Trump Over Proposed Destruction of Flores Agreement
Posted on 27 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cal. A.G. Xavier Becerra, Aug. 26, 2019 "California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey today announced that they are leading a coalition of attorneys general in filing a lawsuit opposing the Trump Administration’s... Read More

Family Separation Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed
Posted on 20 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Texas Civil Rights Project, Aug. 19, 2019 "Contact: Read the Original Complaint here. McAllen, Texas — The Texas Civil Rights Project and the Escamilla Law Firm filed a lawsuit against the federal government... 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

Tags: detention , lawsuit , ICE

Third Lawsuit Filed Challenging 'Public Charge' Rule
Posted on 16 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Aug. 16, 2019 " CONTACT – National Immigration Law Center: Hayley Burgess, 202-384-1279, – Western Center on Law & Poverty: Courtney McKinney, 214-395-2755, – Asian Americans Advancing... Read More

Second Lawsuit Filed Against 'Public Charge' Rule
Posted on 15 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Washington State Office of the Attorney General, Aug. 14, 2019 "Attorney General Bob Ferguson today co-led a coalition of 13 states in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over changes to the “public charge”... Read More

California Counties File First Lawsuit Over Trump's 'Public Charge' Rule
Posted on 14 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chris Mills Rodrigo, The Hill, Aug. 13, 2019 "Two California counties on Tuesday filed the first lawsuit against the Trump administration's new "public charge" rule that allows the government to deny entry or green cards to immigrants... Read More

Lawsuit Challenges Expanded Expedited Removal
Posted on 6 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC, Aug. 6, 2019 "The American Immigration Council, American Civil Liberties Union, and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the Trump administration’s new rule that massively expands fast-track deportations... Read More