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ICE Lawyer Paid $399,999 to Settle Lawsuit Against DHS: Vroom v. Johnson

Julia Preston, New York Times, Aug. 29, 2015 - " The Department of Homeland Security has reached a settlement with the top lawyer in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in Arizona, who sued the department in 2014 claiming discrimination. The lawyer, Patricia M. Vroom, said she was bullied...

Immigrants with Mental Disabilities May Reopen Deportation Cases: Franco-Gonzalez v. Holder

ACLU So. Cal., Sept. 25, 2015 - "Hundreds of immigrants with mental disabilities who were ordered deported after being forced to represent themselves in court may be able to return to the U.S. under terms of a settlement approved today in a landmark class action lawsuit. U.S. District Court Judge...

Food Fight: DOJ Sues Nebraska Beef Over $200K Immigration Settlement

Janice Podsada, Omaha World-Herald, Oct. 14, 2015 - "What’s in a phrase? In this case, $200,000, according to the U.S. Justice Department and Nebraska Beef Ltd. Nebraska Beef, an Omaha-based beef processor, is objecting to the wording the Justice Department used in a press release describing...

Nevada Cab Companies Settle Immigration Discrimination Case: $445K Penalty

DOJ, Oct. 20, 2015 - "The Justice Department announced today that it reached an agreement with Nevada Yellow Cab Corporation, Nevada Checker Cab Corporation, and Nevada Star Cab Corporation – three Las Vegas, Nevada, taxicab companies that collectively operate under the umbrella company “Yellow...

IJ Tabaddor's First Amendment Rights Vindicated, DOJ Capitulates

Cooley LLP, Nov. 3, 2015 - "Cooley announced today the resolution of a suit against the Department of Justice ("DOJ") on behalf of sitting Immigration Judge A. Ashley Tabaddor. The lawsuit challenged an order imposed by the DOJ recusing Judge Tabaddor indefinitely from all cases involving...

Record $2.8M Settlement Reached in Nevada H-2A Lawsuit: Rivera Rivera v. Peri & Sons Farms, Inc.

Law360, Dec. 16, 2015 - "A Nevada federal judge signed off Tuesday on a $2.8 million settlement between an onion farm and H-2A visa workers who claimed they had been shorted on pay and weren’t reimbursed for travel and immigration-related expenses."

Nebraska Farm Avoids H-2A Debarment, Pays $270K - DOL v. Daniels Produce, LLC

Braden Campbell, Law360, Apr. 6, 2016 - "A family-owned farm in Nebraska has agreed to pay $250,000 in back wages to 89 temporary foreign workers it employed through the H-2A visa program, according to a recent order issued by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Administrative Law Judges...

$20K Settlement for American Citizen Locked Up By ICE: Ocampo v. Harrington

NIJC, May 2, 2016 - "A U.S. citizen arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at his home in 2012 and held in immigration detention for seven days has been awarded $20,000 in damages as part of an agreed judgment entered by a federal district court judge in central Illinois. ...

H-1B FOIA Fight Nets $150K Settlement From USCIS: Rubman v. USCIS

Rubman v. USCIS, May 25, 2016, Joint Stipulation of Dismissal -"1. Defendants agree to continue processing their response to Mr. Rubman’s May 10, 2012, FOIA request, which is assigned USCIS case number COW2012000535, in good faith and in accordance with the parties’ prior agreement,...

California Skilled Nursing Facility Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim, Pays $24K Penalty

DOJ, May 31, 2016 - "The Justice Department reached a settlement agreement today with Villa Rancho Bernardo Care Center (VRB), a skilled nursing facility in San Diego. The agreement resolves the department’s investigation of VRB for discrimination against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens...

Immigration Class Action Settlement: Lyon v. ICE

ACLU, June 14, 2016 - "In a first of its kind class action settlement , the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) has agreed to change its policies in four Northern California detention centers, ending severe restrictions on telephone use that make placing outgoing calls nearly impossible...

$200K Penalty for Bad I-9 Practices

DOJ, June 27, 2016 - "The Justice Department reached an agreement today with Crookham Company to resolve the department’s allegations that the company discriminated against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens, in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Crookham, which is based...

Breaking: Flores Settlement Interpreted by Ninth Circuit

Flores v. Lynch, July 6, 2016 - "Although the issues underlying this appeal touch on matters of national importance, our task is straightforward — we must interpret the Settlement. Applying familiar principles of contract interpretation, we conclude that the Settlement unambiguously applies...

DOJ Settles Illegal Citizenship Requirement Dispute with Podiatry Residency Programs, AACPM

DOJ, June 20, 2016 - "The Justice Department announced today that it has reached agreements with 121 podiatry residency programs and the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM) to resolve claims that they discriminated against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens in violation...

CBP Pays $475K to Settle Suit Over Illegal Cavity Search of American Citizen at Border

ACLU, July 21, 2016 - "Today, the ACLU of Texas and the ACLU of New Mexico announced a record settlement in which U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) paid a New Mexico woman $475,000 for illegally subjecting her to vaginal and anal searches after she was detained at the Cordova Bridge point...

Justice Department Settles with Staffing Company re Illegal Citizenship Requirement

DOJ, Sept. 7, 2016 - "The Justice Department reached an agreement today with Cumberland Staffing Inc., doing business as AtWork Cumberland Staffing (ACS), to resolve the department’s investigation into whether the company discriminated against work-authorized immigrants and naturalized U.S...

Cleaning Co. Settles I-9 Dispute with DOJ for $195K

DOJ, Oct. 17, 2016 - "The Justice Department reached a settlement today with American Cleaning Company (ACC) resolving claims that the company discriminated against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). ACC is a maintenance and janitorial company...

Denver Sheriff Dept. Settles I-9 Citizenship Discrimination Complaints with DOJ

DOJ, Nov. 21, 2016 - "The Justice Department reached a settlement today resolving claims that the Denver Sheriff Department discriminated against work-authorized immigrants in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The Denver Sheriff Department is the largest sheriff department...

DOJ Settles With Texas School District Over Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim; $140K Civil Penalty

DOJ, Nov. 22, 2016 - "The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement with the Aldine, Texas, Independent School District resolving allegations that the district discriminated against work-authorized non-citizens in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The...

Border Guards Beat Immigrant to Death; Feds Settle With Family For $1M

Cleve R. Wootson, Jr., Washington Post, Mar. 28, 2017 - "Anastacio Hernandez’s final screams had drawn a crowd. The undocumented immigrant yelped “ayudame” and “no hice nada” — “help” and “I didn’t do anything” in Spanish —...

Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Florida Roadside Assistance Services Company

DOJ, Apr. 6, 2017 - "The Justice Department reached an agreement today with Brickell Financial Services Motor Club, Inc., d/b/a Road America Motor Club, Inc. (Road America), headquartered in Miami, Florida. The settlement resolves the department’s investigation into whether the company violated...

$225K Settlement in Wa. I-9 Tussle: Wa. Potato Co. & Pasco Processing

DOJ, May 17, 2017 - "The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement agreement with Washington Potato Company and Pasco Processing, LLC, which operate a fruit and vegetable processing facility located in Pasco, Washington. The agreement resolves a discrimination lawsuit the Justice...

DOJ Settles U.S. Worker Discrimination Claims Against New Mexico Farm

DOJ, May 23, 2017 - "The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement agreement with Carrillo Farm Labor, LLC (Carrillo Farm), an onion farm in Deming, New Mexico. The settlement resolves the department’s investigation of complaints that Carrillo Farm discriminated against...

Panda Express Serves Up $600K to DOJ in I-9 Violation Settlement

DOJ, June 28, 2017 - "The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement agreement with Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. (Panda Express), a restaurant chain with over 1,800 locations in the United States. The agreement resolves the department’s investigation into whether Panda...

CA9 on Flores Settlement, Bond Hearings: Flores v. Sessions (July 5, 2017)

Flores v. Sessions - "On January 28, 1997, the district court approved a settlement between the plaintiff class and the federal government establishing a “nationwide policy for the detention, release, and treatment of minors in the custody of the INS.” Flores Settlement at ¶ 9....