Immigration Law

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Groups Sue Biden Over Asylum Rule
Posted on 12 May 2023 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, May 11, 2023 "The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Northern California, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, and National Immigrant Justice Center filed a legal challenge today to the Biden administration’s new asylum ban... Read More

Tags: ACLU , Biden , lawsuit , asylum

Two New Class Action Lawsuits Against USCIS, ICE
Posted on 26 Jan 2023 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On January 23, 2023 a class action lawsuit was filed in Seattle regarding delays in adjudicating unlawful presence waivers: Guevara Enriquez v. USCIS . On January 20, 2023 a class action lawsuit was filed in D.C. regarding ICE's publication of private... Read More

TPS Employment Authorization Lawsuit Filed: Szomstein v. Jaddou
Posted on 17 Jan 2023 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ira Kurzban writes: "My firm filed the attached complaint and thought it would be of interest to Bender’s readers. We are challenging the failure of USCIS to provide employment authorization to all TPS applicants upon filing the application... Read More

Gov. Ducey’s Illegal Shipping Container Wall is Worse Than You Can Imagine
Posted on 6 Dec 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Melissa del Bosque, The Border Chronicle, Dec. 6, 2022 "In 2008, I wrote about the first border walls built after 9/11 in Texas, and over the last 15 years I’ve continued to document walls, walls, and more border walls under every president... Read More

FEDERAL COURT PRELIMINARILY APPROVES CLASSWIDE SETTLEMENT OF CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT CHALLENGING WORKPLACE ICE RAID
Posted on 20 Oct 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

NILC, Oct. 19, 2022 "On Oct. 19, a federal judge preliminarily approved a class settlement of a lawsuit challenging an April 2018 immigration raid. The settlement provides over $1 million to workers detained as part of the raid, which took place... Read More

Tags: raid , lawsuit , Settlement , ICE

'Cheese Wall' Artist Settles Lawsuit with Border Contractors
Posted on 19 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Blake Brittain, Reuters, May 18, 2022 "An artist who built a six-foot-tall wall of cheese near the U.S.-Mexico border has settled his lawsuit against two government contractors he accused of destroying his work, according to a filing in San Diego... Read More

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

NM ACLU Sues CoreCivic Over Treatment of Immigrant Prisoners
Posted on 17 May 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Associated Press, May 14, 2021 "The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico and the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center on Friday sued a private prison company over the treatment of nine immigrant detainees at the Torrance County Detention Center... Read More

Lawsuit: ICE Brutally Assaulted Prisoner at JFK Airport
Posted on 21 Sep 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CAIR, Sept. 20, 2020 "The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) and the New Haven Legal Assistance Immigrant Rights Clinic today announced the filing a lawsuit in the Eastern District of New York against the United... Read More

Tags: Bakhodir , lawsuit , CAIR , ICE

Lawsuit: Rule Imposing High Fees on Immigrants Should Be Set Aside
Posted on 21 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Public Citizen, Aug. 21, 2020 "A new U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rule will unlawfully force immigrants seeking naturalization, asylum, employment authorization and humanitarian protections to pay high fees, according to a complaint... Read More

Tags: fees , lawsuit , DHS

Coalition Sues DHS Over USCIS Fee Rule
Posted on 21 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ILRC, Aug. 21, 2020 "The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) today announced it had joined a coalition of 8 of the nation’s leading immigrants’ rights organizations in filing a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security... Read More

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