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Federal Lawsuit Against Atlanta IJ Cassidy Moves Forward

"At the instigation of [Immigration Judge] William Cassidy, a former deportation agency prosecutor, on April 19, 2010 various federal officials and Paragon Systems, Inc. guards interfered with my Constitutional rights to observe deportation hearings for the detained docket in Atlanta, Georgia. Last...

Shocked, SHOCKED to Find ICE Unresponsive: Immigration Court Shackling Policy

"The Court issued its second order regarding the ongoing in camera review on February 1, 2013. (See Dkt. No. 122.) In that order, the Court ordered the Government "to comply with the January 7, 2013 order to provide the date and time the August 2011 [restraints] policy [for asylum seekers]...

Groups Sue Feds Over Failure to Provide Lawyers for Kids in Immigration Court

"The American Civil Liberties Union, American Immigration Council, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Public Counsel, and K&L Gates LLP today filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit on behalf of thousands of children who are challenging the federal government's failure to provide them with...

States Sue Feds Over Immigration Executive Action

Seventeen states sued the U.S. in federal district court challenging President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin are named plaintiffs, along...

Seattle Non-Profit Sues Feds over 2008 Representation Rules: NWIRP v. Sessions

NWIRP, May 8, 2017 - "Northwest Immigrant Rights Project filed a lawsuit in federal district court challenging an order from the Department of Justice instructing NWIRP to “cease and desist” from assisting unrepresented immigrants in deportation proceedings. The DOJ letter purports to...

The Airport Lawyers Who Stood Up to Trump Are Under Attack

Rachel B. Tiven, The Nation, May 21, 2017 - "While the country has been fixated on President Trump’s firings, leaks, and outbursts involving the Department of Justice, that agency has itself been stealthily attacking our democracy by telling good lawyers to stop representing people. Four weeks...