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Wendy Ruiz, et al. v. Gerard Robinson, et al. - Florida tuition

"The state of Florida denied in-state college tuition rates to U.S. citizens living in the state but unable to prove the lawful immigration status of their parents – an unconstitutional policy that more than tripled the cost of tuition. The SPLC filed a federal lawsuit to end the practice...

U.S. citizen students in Florida sue over tuition rule

"A class-action lawsuit has been filed in Miami by Florida residents being charged out-of-state tuition rates to attend state colleges and universities. The students are American citizens — children who were born in the U.S. to [undocumented] immigrants — and they say Florida's...

Sins of the parents

"In the current race to the bottom to see which state can provide the most degraded and dehumanizing environment for undocumented immigrants, Arizona and Alabama have grabbed the headlines. But largely unnoticed, it is Florida, home to nearly one million Cuban refugees and their descendants...

U.S. Citizen Sues Feds Over Detention in Maximum Security Prison Due to Immigration Database Error

" A computer specialist is suing the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security after a controversial fingerprint-sharing program incorrectly identified him as an illegal immigrant and authorities ordered him detained in a maximum-security prison. The lawsuit is the first legal challenge by a U...

American Citizen Arrested, Jailed as Suspected 'Alien,' Lawsuit Filed

"Plaintiff Angelica Davila is a U.S. citizen who was born in Mexico. Local and federal officials nonetheless collaborated to detain her by the side of the road for several hours and imprison her at the Allegheny County Jail for eleven hours based on the groundless belief that she might be an undocumented...

Massachusetts Native, Deported for Ten Years, Sues for $12 Million

"The U.S. Constitution requires neither that Robert nor anyone else do something impossible, i.e., recall first-hand the details of her birth, nor that one have legal expertise on the nuances of deportation and citizenship laws. And yet that is exactly what the government is demanding when it deports...

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against ICE Over Illegal Detention of American Citizens

"Seeking to end the government’s practice of placing immigration holds on individuals without probable cause, the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU/SC), the National Day Labor Organizing Network (NDLON), and the law firm Kaye, McLane, Bednarski & Litt filed a...

American Citizen Can Proceed With Lawsuit Against Feds for Illegal Detention, Profiling

"A federal court in Rhode Island has ruled that the ACLU can proceed with a lawsuit on behalf of a North Providence resident who has twice been held in prison as a deportable “alien” even though she is a U.S. citizen. The court ruling holds that there are critical constitutional limits...

Fed. Court Won't Dismiss Lawsuit Against CBP by Deported U.S. Citizen Girl

"In 2011, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), unlawfully detained a 4-year-old [U.S. citizen] girl when she arrived at Dulles Airport in Virginia, deprived her of any contact with her parents, and then sent her back to Guatemala. The...

American Citizen Sues DHS After Being Locked Up in Immigration Jail for 3.5 Years

"A New York man is suing the Department of Homeland Security for detaining and seeking his deportation for three and a half years as immigration officers ignored his claims of U.S. citizenship. Davino Watson derived citizenship from his father in 2002. In 2008, DHS took him into custody on a...

Feds Settle Lawsuit Over False Arrest of American Citizen by Border Guards

"An out-of-court settlement has been reached in a case defenders say highlights how hyper-vigilant border enforcement can violate people’s civil liberties. Gerardo Vazquez-Mentado, an Oswego county resident, store owner and naturalized U.S. citizen sued the federal government after he was...

No Apologies, But Feds Pay $350K to Deported American Citizen

Professor/blogger Jacqueline Stevens writes : " Andres Robles was 19 years old in 2008 when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in Louisiana ignored his claims of U.S. citizenship, as well as their own files that readily affirm this status, and deported him to Mexico for three years...