Class Action Lawsuits in Mass., Wa. Challenge Mandatory, No-Bond Detention

Class Action Lawsuits in Mass., Wa. Challenge Mandatory, No-Bond Detention

"Gordon v. Napolitano is a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of immigration detainees in Massachusetts who are unlawfully subject to mandatory, no-bond detention.

Khoury v. Asher is a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of immigration detainees in Washington State who are unlawfully subject to mandatory, no-bond detention.

The lawsuits challenges the government's policy and practice of locking up immigrants in deportation proceedings without any chance for release on bail based on prior criminal convictions, even when they were released from criminal custody months or years ago, have turned their lives around, and are supporting their families.

Gordon v. Napolitano is being brought by the ACLU of Massachusetts, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project, and the Political Asylum / Immigration Representation Project.

Khouri v. Asher is being litigated by the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project, ACLU of Washington, and Gibbs Houston Pauw." - ACLU, Aug. 8, 2013.