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Firearm ban for immigrants invalid

"An application for a firearm license or permit cannot be denied solely on the basis of the applicant’s status as a lawful permanent resident alien, a U.S. District Court judge has ruled. “Any classification based on the assumption that lawful permanent residents are categorically...

Another 'When...Released' Habeas Victory: Gordon v. Napolitano

"Plaintiff, a lawful permanent resident being held by the government pursuant to 8 U.S.C. § 1226(c), has brought a petition for writ of habeas corpus seeking an individualized bond hearing to challenge his immigration detention. ... the plain language of the statute, Congress's intent in...

Indefinite Detention Class-Action Injunction: Reid v. Donelan

"The court, reaffirming its view that § 1226(c) includes a six-month “reasonableness” limitation on the length of no-bail detention, will formally award the class judgment as a matter of law. ... [B]ecause the court possesses jurisdiction to issue class-wide equitable relief and...

News Excerpts From the June 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Report Highlights Economic Benefits of Public Defenders in Removal Proceedings A report released in late May by the global consulting firm NERA concluded that the fiscal savings to the government could well offset any costs associated with providing government-funded attorneys to indigent noncitizens...

Injunction Blocks Immigration Scammer in Mass.

"A Waltham man and his company have been ordered by a judge to stop engaging in the unauthorized practice of law and to stop providing services related to immigration matters, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today. The complaint, filed in Suffolk Superior Court, alleges that since at...