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American Woman Sues for 'Inhuman & Degrading' Border Search: Cervantes v. USA

Jamie Ross, Courthouse News, June 10, 2016 - "Border Patrol agents subjected a teenage U.S. citizen to seven hours of abusive and degrading searches and strip searches for no reason as she tried to walk home from breakfast in Nogales — then they lied about it, her attorney says. As in many...

Asylum Seekers File Class Action Lawsuit Against DHS Over One-Year Filing Deadline

NWIRP, July 1, 2016 - "The U.S. Government has placed unnecessary hurdles in front of asylum seekers who are attempting to file asylum applications within the required time period. In fact, bureaucratic obstacles, a well-documented court backlog, and jurisdictional disputes between agencies often...

Texas Settles Birth Certificate Lawsuit - Updated

Julia Preston, New York Times, July 25, 2016 - "After Nancy Hernandez gave birth to a baby girl in a hospital in Texas in 2013, she went to a county office to get a birth certificate, just as she had after her first two children were born in the state. But officials told Ms. Hernandez, a Mexican...

Expert: Immigration Detention Lawsuit Could Send 'Strong Signal' to Feds

Sebastien Malo, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Aug. 19, 2016 - "A Honduran mother and young son have filed a lawsuit against U.S. authorities, claiming they were mistreated in detention facilities after they entered the country seeking asylum. The lawsuit, which lawyers say is the first to seek damages...

New York 'Dreamer' Challenges Texas Judge's Nationwide Immigration Injunction - Batalla Vidal v. Baran

NILC, Aug. 25, 2016 - "A first-of-its-kind lawsuit today opened up a new front in the defense of the Obama administration’s 2014 immigration relief initiatives, known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood...

Expert: Lawsuit Challenging Hanen Injunction Faces 'Uphill Battle' - Law360

Allissa Wickham, Law360, Aug. 25, 2016 - "A new suit in New York federal court hoping to narrow the scope of the block against President Barack Obama’s immigration actions is being called “novel” and “creative” by experts, but they say the case may face a tough road...

MALDEF Files Suit Against University System of Georgia for Barring Deferred Action Students Admission to Selective Universities

MALDEF, Sept. 2, 2016 - " Three students are suing the University System of Georgia because of policies that ban them from attending the state's top school because of their immigration classification. The lawsuit was filed today by MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund...

Lawsuit Challenges Arizona Law Denying Driver Licenses to Survivors of Domestic Violence and Other Immigrants

NILC, Sept. 13, 2016 - " Immigrant and civil rights groups have filed a legal challenge to Arizona’s policy of denying certain lawfully present immigrants access to driver’s licenses. The National Immigration Law Center (NILC), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund...

Judge Denies Govt. Motion to Dismiss H-1B Lottery Lawsuit - Tenrec, Inc., v. USCIS

Entrylaw.com, Sept. 22, 2016 - " ORDER DENYING GOVERNMENT'S MOTION TO DISMISS . The Honorable Judge Simon denied the government's motion to dismiss the lawsuit, allowing the case to proceed. The Court set a hearing for December 19, 2016 at 2pm, at which time the attorneys will argue the...

Lawsuit Alleges Human Trafficking on American Fishing Boat: Sorihin v. Sea Queen II

Sept. 22, 2016, LAS-ELC - "Two men from Indonesia filed a federal lawsuit [in San Francisco, CA] today alleging that they were induced to pay high recruitment fees to work for a U.S.-based fishing vessel, whose captain mistreated them, isolated them at sea for months at a time, and didn’t...

Cyrus D. Mehta: Will the H-1B Lottery Lawsuit Force Change for the Better?

Cyrus D. Mehta, Sept. 30, 2016 - " A class action lawsuit, Tenrec, Inc. v. USCIS , challenging the annual H-1B lottery recently overcame a motion to dismiss, and will move forward. There is a decent chance that the plaintiffs may prevail and employers will no longer be subject to the H-1B lottery...

Suit Over Guest-Worker Spouse Permits Tossed - SAVE JOBS USA v. DHS

Jamie Ross, CNS, Oct. 3, 2016 - "Tech workers challenging a Department of Homeland Security rule allowing the spouses of guest workers to apply for employment did not prove the spouses would compete with them in job hunts, a federal judge found, tossing the suit . Save Jobs USA, a group of former...

Lawsuit Filed Against CSC to Halt RFE Crisis in I-612 Hardship, Persecution Waivers - Schmitt v. Johnson

Brian Schmitt, Oct. 18, 2016 - "From April 29, 2016 to present, Hake & Schmitt has received 10 hostile and abusive Requests for Evidence (RFEs) in I-612 hardship and persecution waiver applications. All 10 of the RFEs violated USCIS policy on the issuance of RFEs. The RFEs asked irrelevant and...

Lawsuit Filed Against Unconstitutional Louisiana State Law Blocking Immigrants from Marrying - Vo v. Gee

NILC, Oct. 18, 2016 - "A Louisiana man is challenging an unconstitutional state law that denies some immigrants in the state the fundamental right to a legal marriage. Viet “Victor” Anh Vo filed the lawsuit Vo v. Gee, et al. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana...

California Dreamer Challenges Nationwide Immigration Injunction - NILC

NILC, Nov. 3, 2016 - "A new federal lawsuit filed today advances efforts to reinstate the Obama administration’s immigration relief initiatives, known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (expanded...

Expert: Jay Peak EB-5 Litigation 'Most Noteworty'

"Trouble at Jay Peak: SEC v. Ariel Quiros - The suit is perhaps the most high-profile case to date regarding the EB-5 visa program, which gives green cards to immigrants who invest $500,000 and create new jobs in the U.S. But the suit is far from the only controversy surrounding EB-5, as the SEC...

AILA Files Lawsuit Against DHS and CBP to Compel Disclosure of Records Requested Under FOIA Relating to the ORT

AILA, Dec. 19, 2016 - "Today, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), represented by the American Immigration Council and Foley & Lardner LLP, filed a lawsuit to compel U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and to request...

Trump Sued as Refugees are Detained at Airports

Here's a link to the lawsuit . News here , here , here and here . P.S., Friday's executive order is illegal .

Washington State Atty. Gen. Sues Trump Over Refugee Ban

Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Jan. 30, 2017 - "Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that he is filing a lawsuit in federal court today against President Donald Trump, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and high-ranking Trump Administration officials. Ferguson’s complaint asks the...

Washington State Sues Trump Over Refugee Ban

Here's a link to State of Washington v. Trump , filed in federal district court on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.

Immigrant Rights Groups File Class Action Suit Challenging Trump Administration’s “Muslim Ban”

AIC, Jan. 30, 2017 - "On January 30, 2017, the American Immigration Council, along with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and the National Immigration Project filed a nationwide, class action lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s executive order, “Protecting the Nation...

Aloha! Hawaii vs. Trump

Governor of the State of Hawaii, David Y. Ige, Feb. 3, 2017 - "Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin announced today that the state of Hawaii has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump in Hawaii federal court. The lawsuit filed today asks the court to block implementation of the January 27...

American Student Sues D.C., Denied Financial Aid b/c Mother Has TPS: Villalobos v. D.C.

MALDEF, Feb. 28, 2017 - "A U.S. citizen who was denied college financial aid solely because her mother is an immigrant with temporary status is suing the District of Columbia, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit, filed by MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational...

Hawaii Sues Over Trump Travel Ban 2.0

Here is a link to the complaint . "A federal judge in Hawaii has agreed to hear the first legal challenge to President Donald Trump's new travel ban on March 15 -- just hours before it is slated to go into effect. Attorneys for the state filed a new 40-page request just before midnight...

Class Action Lawsuit Claims Delays in Immigration Courts: Cancino Castellar v. Kelly

ACLU San Diego, Mar. 10, 2017 ACLU Files Class Action Lawsuit Against DHS Challenging Months–Long Delays in Bringing Detained Immigrants, Asylum Seekers Before Judges Thousands Are Incarcerated For Months In Remote Facilities Waiting To See A Judge "The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial...