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American Citizen Sues Over Immigration Arrest

Caitlin Dickerson, New York Times, July 5, 2017 - "Immigration lawyers in Miami-Dade County are challenging its practice of jailing people on behalf of federal immigration authorities, in a case that could test the Trump administration’s attempts to pressure so-called sanctuary cities and...

Class Action Lawsuit Challenges Practice of Turning Away Asylum Seekers at U.S. Southern Border

CCR, July 12, 2017 - "Today an immigrant rights group and several asylum seekers filed a class action lawsuit against officials at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in a federal district court in California, challenging the government’s unlawful...

Alienage Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Procter & Gamble

MALDEF, July 17, 2017 - "Procter & Gamble illegally denied qualified applicants paid internships because of their immigration status, according to a lawsuit filed today in federal court. The suit, brought by MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) and Outten & Golden...

Lawsuit: American Family Abused by CBP at Border: Wilwal v. Kelly

ACLU, July 13, 2017 - "The ACLU has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a family of U.S. citizens — including four young children — who were detained for over 10 hours at the U.S.-Canada border while coming home from a trip to visit relatives in 2015. The lawsuit seeks a ruling that the government...

Judge Certifies Nationwide Class in Employment Authorization Case (NWIRP v. USCIS)

AIC, July 19, 2017 - "Today, U.S. District Court Judge James Robert granted a motion to certify a nationwide class in Northwest Immigrant Rights Project v. USCIS , recognizing that USCIS must adjudicate asylum seekers’ employment authorization applications within 30 days if they are submitted...

MALDEF ASKS FEDERAL COURT TO DISMISS THREAT BY TEXAS TO CHALLENGE DACA INITIATIVE

MALDEF, July 28, 2017 - "A threat by the State of Texas to amend a lawsuit to include a belated challenge to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative should be thrown out on the grounds that the original lawsuit is not related to DACA, according to a motion filed in federal court...

New Documents Filed in MAVNI Litigation: Nio v. DHS

Filed July 28, 2017 in Nio v. DHS: - Declaration of Daniel Renaud - Declaration of Stephanie P. Miller - Declaration of Rachel Canty

First Amended Complaint, Nio v. DHS (MAVNI Naturalization Litigation)

Nio v. DHS, Aug. 4, 2017 - "On behalf of a group of United States soldiers who deserve much more, this action seeks to restore honor, transparency, and the rule of law to a once-orderly naturalization process that has become plagued by dishonor, irrationality, and lawlessness. Until the actions...

Chicago Sues Sessions Over Sanctuary Cities Threat

Associated Press, Aug. 7, 2017 - "Mayor Rahm Emanuel has taken his fight against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies to court, with Chicago becoming one of the first cities Monday to sue the government over what many U.S. cities argue are illegal bids to withhold public safety grants...

Groups File Federal Lawsuit Over Diversity Visa Denials: P.K. v. Tillerson

NILC, Aug. 4, 2017 - "Groups filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the U.S. State Department’s refusal to process visa applications for winners of the U.S. Diversity Visa Program lottery who hail from the six countries covered by President Trump’s Muslim ban. The lawsuit was brought...

California Sues Trump, Sessions Over Sanctuary Cities Policy

California Attorney General, Aug. 14, 2017 - "The Trump Administration cannot manipulate federal grant fund requirements to pressure states, counties or municipalities to enforce federal immigration laws,” said Attorney General Xavier Becerra. “By placing unconstitutional immigration...

Latest Nio v. DHS Filings (Aug. 18, 2017)

Latest Nio v. DHS Filings (Aug. 18, 2017)

Tennessee Drops DACA Threat, Urges Legislative Fix

David Weigel, Washington Post, Sept. 1, 2017 - "Tennessee, one of 10 states whose attorneys general had sued to stop the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, pulled out of the lawsuit Friday — a victory for immigration advocates who have been pressuring states to...

New MAVNI Lawsuit: Kirwa v. DoD

Kirwa v. DoD, filed Sept. 1, 2017 - "Plaintiffs bring this action on behalf of themselves and similarly-situated United States soldiers who are the victims of a misguided and unlawful attempt to deprive them of their right to seek United States citizenship. As non-citizen soldiers serving honorably...

New York Dreamer Challenges Trump Administration’s Termination of DACA

NILC, Sept. 5, 2017 - "A young immigrant New Yorker and Make the Road New York (MRNY) went to federal court today to challenge the Trump administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In a lawsuit brought in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern...

States Sue Trump to Protect Dreamers and Preserve DACA

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, Sept. 6, 2017 A.G. Schneiderman Files Lawsuit To Protect Dreamers And Preserve DACA NY, MA, WA Lead Coalition Of 16 Attorneys General In Eastern District Of NY Lawsuit Nearly 42,000 DACA Grantees In NY – And 800,000 Across...

University of California sues Trump administration on unlawful repeal of DACA program

UC Office of the President, Friday, September 8, 2017 - "The University of California today (Sept. 8) filed suit in federal court against the Trump administration for wrongly and unconstitutionally violating the rights of the University and its students by rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood...

Lawsuit Filed Challenging Delay of International Entrepreneur Rule

National Venture Capital Association, Sept. 19, 2017 - "The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) today joined entrepreneurs and startup companies in filing a lawsuit in federal court in Washington, D.C. challenging the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) delay of the International...

Judges Ream DOJ Lawyers Over DACA Deadline, Discovery

Adam Klasfeld, Courthouse News, Sept. 26, 2017 - "Furious at the Department of Homeland Security for racing to extinguish an Obama-era program that defers the deportation of qualifying young immigrants, a federal judge slammed their deadline obstinance as “heartless” on Tuesday. “You...

AIC Sues in Business Immigration Case: Bird Technologies Group, Inc. v. USCIS

AIC, Nov. 7, 2017 - "The United States is home to an increasing number of multinational companies that sell their products and services in the global marketplace. Under our immigration laws, employment-based visas are available to certain managers or executives of these multinational companies who...

Three Border Wall Lawsuits Consolidated

October 24, 2017 - Federal District Court Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel (S. D. Cal.) consolidated three border wall lawsuits : "The Court GRANTS the parties’ joint motion to consolidate the [cases linked below] pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 42(a). The Court finds that this case, Case No. 17cv1215...

ICE Targets Another American Citizen for Deportation

Joel Rubin and Paige St. John, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 29, 2017 - "Sergio Carrillo had already been handcuffed in the Home Depot parking lot when an officer wearing a Homeland Security uniform appeared. “Homeland Security?” Carrillo asked. “What do you want with me?” Ignoring...

Lawsuit Targets ICE's Use of False Pretenses to Gain Entry to Homes: Morales v. USA

"When “police” knock on your door, show you a picture of a “criminal,” and tell you they are looking for him or her, it is reasonable to fling your door wide open. But when it turns out the agents are not police, and they are not looking for a criminal (because there is no...

More Lawsuits Filed Against Private Immigration Prisons

Kate Morrissey, San Diego Union-Tribune, Dec. 30, 2017 - "Immigrants in detention in San Diego are suing a private prison company, alleging exploitation and forced labor that their attorneys say breaks human trafficking laws. The class-action lawsuit , filed Wednesday in San Diego federal court...

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...