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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...

Seattle Non-Profit Sues Feds over 2008 Representation Rules: NWIRP v. Sessions

NWIRP, May 8, 2017 - "Northwest Immigrant Rights Project filed a lawsuit in federal district court challenging an order from the Department of Justice instructing NWIRP to “cease and desist” from assisting unrepresented immigrants in deportation proceedings. The DOJ letter purports to...

Border City, County Sue Texas Over "sanctuary" Law

Jackie Wang, Texas Tribune, May 9, 2017 - " Senate Bill 4 has drawn its first lawsuit. The League of United Latin American Citizens, Maverick County and the city of El Cenizo sued the state of Texas on Monday, c laiming that SB 4 has failed to properly define a “sanctuary city,” and...

Soldiers Who Sue DOD Are Granted Exception To Policy: Tiwari v. Mattis Update (May 10, 2017)

See: Tiwari v. Mattis Doc. 23 (May 8, 2017) Arendt Declaration Stallings Declaration

The Airport Lawyers Who Stood Up to Trump Are Under Attack

Rachel B. Tiven, The Nation, May 21, 2017 - "While the country has been fixated on President Trump’s firings, leaks, and outbursts involving the Department of Justice, that agency has itself been stealthily attacking our democracy by telling good lawyers to stop representing people. Four weeks...

MALDEF, Austin, San Antonio Sue Texas over SB4 Sanctuary Cities Ban

MALDEF, June 1, 2017 - "The City of San Antonio and three non-profit organizations are asking a federal court to block Texas from implementing Senate Bill 4 (SB 4), arguing that the controversial law is unconstitutional, according to a lawsuit filed this afternoon. MALDEF (Mexican American Legal...

Tulsa Doctor Sues Feds Over Green Card Delay

"This lawsuit challenges the Defendants' unlawful delay of Plaintiff's application for adjustment of status under a secretive policy that has blacklisted Plaintiff as a "national security concern," when in fact he is not, and illegally prohibited him from upgrading his immigration...

City of Dallas to Join Fight Against Texas Immigration Law (SB 4)

Julian Aguilar, Texas Tribune, June 7, 2017 - "The city of Dallas is entering into the battle to stop the state’s immigration law, Senate Bill 4, from going into effect. "The bill is unconstitutional and would infringe upon the city's ability to protect public safety," Mayor...

ACLU Sues to Stop Deportation of Iraqis Targeted in Weekend ICE Raids in Michigan

ACLU, June 15, 2017 - "The ACLU filed a class-action lawsuit today to immediately stop federal immigration officials from deporting more than 100 Iraqi nationals rounded up in raids by federal agents last weekend, arguing that it is illegal to deport the detainees without giving them an opportunity...

Class Certification Granted in CARRP Lawsuit: Wagafe v. Trump

Wagafe v. Trump, June 21, 2017 - "The common question here is whether CARRP is lawful. The answer is “yes” or “no.” The answer to this question will not change based on facts particular to each class member, because each class member’s application was (or will be) subjected...

Kobach Sanctioned for 'Deceptive Conduct' in Proof of Citizenship Lawsuit: Fish v. Kobach

Fish v. Kobach, June 23, 2017 - "[D]efendant’s deceptive conduct and lack of candor warrant the imposition of sanctions. ... [D]efendant made patently misleading representations to the court ... The court cannot say that defendant flat-out lied in representing the content of the disputed documents...

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