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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...

Seattle Sues Trump Over Sanctuary Cities Threat

NPR, Mar. 30, 2017 - "Saying that Attorney General Jeff Sessions' threat to strip billions in federal grant money from so-called "sanctuary cities" is illegal and unconstitutional, the city of Seattle has sued President Trump and his administration, in a lawsuit that names Trump, Sessions...

Twitter Sues DHS Over Free Speech, @ALT_USCIS Account ID

Hayley Tsukayama, Washington Post, Apr. 6, 2017 - "Twitter filed a lawsuit Thursday to block an order [subpoena] from the Department of Homeland Security that seeks to reveal the user of an account who has been critical of the Trump administration's immigration policies. Tweets from the account...

Twitter Crushes DHS in Anti-Trump Unmasking Lawsuit

New York Times, Apr. 7, 2017 - "Last month, the federal government issued a summons ordering Twitter to hand over information about an anonymous account that had posted messages critical of the Trump administration. Now, the government has blinked. Customs and Border Protection on Friday withdrew...

Lawsuit Targets Trump's Border Wall, Enforcement Program

Center for Biological Diversity, Apr. 12, 2017 - "The Center for Biological Diversity and Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva, who serves as ranking member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, today sued the Trump administration over the proposed border wall and other border security measures...

Breaking: Faced With S.F. Lawsuit, Trump Lawyer Backs Down on Sanctuary Cities

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, Apr. 14, 2017 - "City Attorney Dennis Herrera today released the following statement after Judge William H. Orrick heard arguments in U.S. District Court on San Francisco’s motion for a preliminary injunction in the city’s lawsuit against President...

162 Tech Companies File Brief Against Trump Immigration Executive Order

TechCrunch, Apr. 19, 2017 - "Silicon Valley and the tech community at large has been a staunch opponent of Trump’s immigration policies, from the “Muslim Ban” executive orders to H-1B restrictions. Today sees 162 companies banding together to file an amicus brief in support of...

Texas Files Preemptive Lawsuit Defending 'Sanctuary Cities' Ban

TX Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton, May 8, 2017 - "Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit asking the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas to uphold the constitutionality of Senate Bill 4. SB 4 bans sanctuary cities in Texas and requires all governments throughout the state to comply...