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Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Blocks DOJ from Enforcing 'Cease and Desist' Letter Against NWIRP

July 28, 2017 (1 min read)

NWIRP v. Sessions, July 27, 2017 - "1. Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Dkt. 37) is GRANTED. 2. Defendants Jefferson B. Sessions III, the United States Department of Justice, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, Juan Osuna, and Jennifer Barnes, and all of their officers, agents, servants, employees, attorneys, successors, assigns, and persons acting in concert or participation with them are hereby ENJOINED and RESTRAINED from: (a) Enforcing the cease and desist letter, dated April 5, 2017, from Defendant Barnes and EOIR’s Office of General Counsel to NWIRP; and (b) Enforcing or threatening to enforce 8 C.F.R. § 1003.102(t) against Plaintiffs and all other attorneys under their supervision or control, or who are otherwise associated with them. 3. The Preliminary Injunction is granted on a nationwide basis as to any other similarly situated non-profit organizations who, like NWIRP, self-identify and disclose their assistance on pro se filings. Therefore, the Court prohibits the enforcement of 8 C.F.R. § 1003.102(t) during the pendency of this preliminary injunction on a nationwide basis."

NWIRP Media Release here.