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Wa. State Sues Motel 6 for Turning Over Guest Lists to ICE

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Jan. 3, 2018 - "Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a lawsuit against national hotel chain Motel 6 for voluntarily providing guest lists to agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on a routine basis for at least two years...

Lawsuit Challenges Immigration Judges Who Refuse to Hold Bond Hearings: Palacios v. Sessions

AIC, Jan. 17, 2018 - "The government cannot lock people up without giving them access to prompt bond hearings and an opportunity to show that they should be released for the months or years that it takes to adjudicate their removal cases. This lawsuit challenges the actions of immigration judges...

Motel 6 Sued for Giving Latino Guest Names to ICE in Arizona

MALDEF, Jan. 23, 2018 - "Motel 6 violated the civil rights of Latino immigrants and other guests by alerting federal authorities that they had rented rooms at two Phoenix locations, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the name of eight plaintiffs affected by the motel practice. The suit,...

NAACP Sues DHS Over Haitian TPS Termination

NAACP, Jan. 24, 2018 - "The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s decision to rescind the Temporary Protective Status (TPS) designation for Haitian immigrants discriminates against immigrants of color, in violation of the Fifth Amendment, according to a new lawsuit filed today on behalf of...

Class Action Filed Against Feds Over Adjustment of Status Via TPS - Moreno v. Nielson

AIC, Feb. 22, 2018 - "Today, the American Immigration Council, the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and several Temporary Protected Status holders filed a class action lawsuit against officials at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security ...

ICE Military-Style Warrantless Home Invasion Triggers ACLU Lawsuit

ACLU Utah, Feb. 27, 2018 - "On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, the ACLU of Utah Foundation, Inc. announced a new lawsuit filed against United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S Marshals over two SWAT-style, home raids on a Utah family living in Heber City in April 2017. The ACLU...

Sessions Sues California!

Katie Benner, Jennifer Medina, New York Times, Mar. 6, 2018 - "The Trump administration escalated what had been a war of words over California’s immigration agenda, filing a lawsuit late Tuesday that amounted to a pre-emptive strike against the liberal state’s so-called sanctuary laws...

California Reacts to Sessions' Lawsuit

California Department of Justice, Mar. 7, 2018 - "California Attorney General Xavier Becerra held a press conference with Governor Brown following U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that the Trump Administration has filed a lawsuit against the State of California."

Lawsuit Challenges Termination of TPS for Haitians: Saget v. Trump

NIPNLG, Mar. 15, 2018 - "A new suit filed this morning in the Eastern District of New York alleges violations of law and the Constitution by Trump administration officials seeking to operationalize the President’s racial animus toward Haitians, in spite of mandatory statutory criteria and...

Citizenship Question on 2020 Census Sparks Multiple Lawsuits - UPDATED Mar. 28, 2018

On March 26, 2018, Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross published this memo and stated: "I have determined that reinstatement of a citizenship question on the 2020 decennial census is necessary to provide complete and accurate data in response to the DOl request." California Attorney General Xavier Becerra...

Class Action Lawsuit Challenges Prolonged Immigration Detention: Aleman Gonzalez v. Sessions

ACLU Northern California, Mar. 27, 2018 - "Two Bay Area fathers who have been detained for over six months at the Contra Costa West County Detention Facility in Richmond, California sued the federal government today in a class action lawsuit challenging their unlawful and prolonged detention. ...

DACA Recipient Stranded in Mexico Sues to Reunite with Husband in the U.S.

NILC, Apr. 10, 2018 - "A married couple separated by a failure of the U.S. immigration system today filed a federal lawsuit asking the court to allow them to reunite and continue their lives together at home in Los Angeles, Calif. Marco Villada, a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...

MAVNI Security Clearance Victory in Seattle - Tiwari v. Mattis

Tiwari v. Mattis, Apr. 11, 2018 - "THIS MATTER comes before the Court on Plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction, docket no. 78 (the “Motion”). The Motion presents the following question: Should the Department of Defense (“Defendant”) be required to treat non...

'Dollar a Day' Forced Labor Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against CoreCivic

Project South, Apr. 17, 2018 - "A private prison company under contract with Stewart County to house individual’s detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is forcing detained immigrants at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia to work for as little as $1 a day to clean...

Groups Sue Trump Administration, Challenging Addition of Citizenship Question to 2020 Census

MALDEF, May 31, 2018 - "The Trump administration’s eleventh-hour decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census violates the U.S. Constitution because it is racially discriminatory and could result in a severe undercount of minorities, according to a federal lawsuit filed today...

Handcuffs, assaults, and drugs called 'vitamins': Children allege grave abuse at migrant detention facilities

Blake Ellis, Melanie Hicken, and Bob Ortega, CNN, June 21, 2018 - "A year before the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy resulted in more than 2,300 children being separated from their families at the border in a mere five-week period, a ninth-grader in McAllen, Texas, was...

ACLU SUES DEFENSE DEPARTMENT FOR EFFECTIVELY BANNING GREEN CARD HOLDERS FROM MILITARY

ACLU, June 21, 2018 - "For more than two centuries, immigrants have played a vital role in the U.S. military, fighting and sometimes dying for their adopted country. But the Trump administration has turned its back on history by barring lawful permanent residents from serving in the military indefinitely...

ASYLUM SEEKERS FILE CLASS-ACTION SUIT DEMANDING TO BE REUNITED WITH THEIR CHILDREN

NWIRP, June 25, 2018 - "Three women who were forcibly separated from their children by immigration officials when they entered the United States to seek asylum filed a lawsuit today in Seattle, Washington, on behalf of themselves and dozens of other separated families. The lawsuit seeks an order...

Court Enjoins ORR Policy Prolonging Detention of Immigrant Children: L.V.M. v. Lloyd

NYCLU, June 27, 2018 - "A federal judge today granted a preliminary injunction ending a policy of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) requiring Trump-apointed director Scott Lloyd to personally review and approve the release of any detained immigrant child who is or has ever been in a heightened...

Teen Taken at U.S. Border Tells of ‘Icebox’ Cages With 60 Girls

Erik Larson, Bloomberg, July 3, 2018 - "A 15-year-old girl who was forcibly separated from her mother after fleeing to the U.S. from El Salvador described to a Washington State investigator how she was crammed into a windowless room with 60 other girls and deprived of proper sleep or food for three...

Feds Sued for Turning Away Asylum Seeker and Falsifying Paper Trail - Crespo v. USA

AIC - "U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers all too frequently deny individuals fleeing persecution and torture their right to seek protection in the United States, issue summary removal orders against them, and then falsify documents to support their illegal actions. This case is but...

Pentagon Attacks Immigrant Recruits - 'There’s No Explanation For This Except Xenophobia'

Army soldiers - who just happen to be immigrants - are being kicked out of the service without being told why, in violation of Army regulations and the U.S. Constitution. The Associated Press broke the story here . The New York Times followed up here . The Rachel Maddow Show ran a segment on...

Army Admits Discharge of MAVNI Soldier Illegal

Alex Horton, Washington Post, July 17, 2018 - "The Army has reversed its widely covered decision to discharge a citizenship-seeking immigrant soldier, in what his lawyer called an acknowledgment that the move was “improper.” Lucas Calixto, a 28-year-old reservist from Brazil, had faced...

New Lawsuit Seeks Due Process for Detained Kids

NYCL, June 29, 2018 - "Today, five immigrant children in federal custody filed a complaint in federal court challenging the government’s cruel policies and practices that unlawfully prolong their detention and delay their reunification with their families. In violation of the Flores Settlement...

Judge: Feds Must Treat Separated Migrant Kids for PTSD

Rosa Ferneuax, Mother Jones, July 17, 2018 - "Two immigrant children who were separated from their parents at the southern border have had their constitutional rights violated, a federal judge in Connecticut ruled late last week in yet another blow to the Trump administration’s draconian immigration...