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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...