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Good News for Detained Immigrants in Los Angeles

"A federal judge in Los Angeles on Thursday ordered federal officials to provide a hearing to immigrants detained across the Los Angeles area to determine if they should be released on bond while they fight their deportation cases. U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter’s preliminary injunction...

Judge Rules to Limit Mandatory Detention of Immigrants in California

"On Thursday May 15, United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of California, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers granted a motion for a preliminary injunction and motion for class certification in Preap v. Holder , a class action lawsuit in which Asian Americans Advancing Justice –...

Unrepentant, DOJ Defends 'No Bond for Babies' Policy

Lest one be misled by President Obama's ' felons, not families ' rhetoric, look no further than this March 20, 2015 court filing by DOJ defending the execrable Matter of D-J- ' no bond for babies ' policy. In a nutshell, it's all about deterrence, according to DOJ: "After...

Texas Court Issues Temporary Injunction Prohibiting Licensing of Dilley Family Detention Camp

Grassroots Leadership, June 1, 2016 - " In a major victory for advocates, an Austin judge has issued a temporary injunction prohibiting the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) from issuing a child care license under lowered standards to the nation’s largest immigration...

Court Orders Feds to Improve Conditions in Immigration Holding Cells

NILC, Nov. 18, 2016 - "A federal district court today found that U.S. Customs and Border Protection is violating the constitutional rights of people detained in holding facilities in Arizona and ordered the government to take steps to improve conditions in these facilities, known as hieleras . This...

Texas Court Blocks Licensing of Family Detention Camps as 'Childcare' Facilities

Grassroots Leadership, Dec. 3, 2016 - "In a major victory for detained asylum seeking mothers and their children, an Austin judge Friday issued a final judgment effectively preventing the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) from issuing child care licenses to the nation’s...