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Federal Court Strikes Down Florida Tuition Rule: Ruiz v. Robinson

"This case is about regulations of the Florida State Board of Education and the Florida Board of Governors that classify students who are United States citizens and reside in the State of Florida as "out of state" residents because their parents, who also reside in Florida, are undocumented...

Lawsuit: CBP Unlawfully Deported American Toddler

Ruiz v. USA, Filing date: 3/8/13 "On March 11, 2011, E.R., a four-year-old U.S. citizen, was detained by Customs and Border Protection following her arrival at Dulles Airport. E.R. was returning home to New York from a vacation in Guatemala with her grandfather, when her flight was diverted from...

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...

The Price For Deporting an American Child? $32K (Ruiz v. USA)

AIC writes - "Some say the wheels of justice turn slowly; however, when justice is finally delivered it is sweet. After more than two years of litigation, the U.S. government has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by Leonel Ruiz on behalf of his minor daughter, alleging that in 2011, U.S. Customs...