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Article • September 13, 2017
Illegal 24-Day ICE Detention Nets Lawful Permanent Resident $99,000 Settlement by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton In 2008 a lawsuit filed by a Mexican citizen who had obtained lawful permanent resident status in the United States and was later detained while trying to return to the U.S. from Mexico was ...
Article • September 13, 2017
$10,000 Settlement for California Man Unlawfully Detained by ICE by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On October 1, 2013, U.S. District Judge Samuel Conti, sitting in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, signed a stipulated order dismissing a lawsuit filed by a man ...
Article • September 13, 2017
Lawful Sudanese Immigrant Receives $60,000 Settlement for Five Days Unlawful ICE Detention by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On November 2, 2004, U.S. District Judge Charles K. Wolff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, signed an order approving the settlement in, and dismissing, a case ...
Article • September 13, 2017
Naturalized U.S. Citizen Receives $400,000 after Being Illegally Held by ICE for 71 Months by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton Rennison Vern Castillo served honorably in the United States Army. He received the National Defense Service Medal and an Army Service Ribbon. While serving the country, Castillo was sworn in ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Private Prison Companies’ Plan to License “Baby Jails” Fails in Texas Legislature by Bob Libal by Bob Libal Legislation developed by private prison corporation GEO Group that would have licensed immigrant family detention centers as “child care facilities” failed in the Texas legislature in May 2017 following widespread opposition by ...
Article • August 29, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Filed under: Immigration, Juveniles
Federal Judge Claims Three-year-olds Can Understand Immigration Law by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis In a deposition taken in a federal lawsuit challenging the lack of legal representation for children in deportation hearings, a longtime immigration judge caused the Justice Department to distance itself from his claim that he had ...
Brief • August 9, 2017
AAAJ-ALC v. DHS, CA, Complaint, Immigration Bond Public Records, 2017 Case 3:17-cv-04388-EDL Document 1 Filed 08/02/17 Page 1 of 27 1 JAYASHRI SRIKANTIAH (CA Bar No. 189556) JENNIFER STARK (CA Bar No. 267062) 2 IMMIGRANTS' RIGHTS CLINIC Mills Legal Clinic at Stanford Law School 3 Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott ...
Brief • August 2, 2017
USA v. Arpaio, AZ, Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, Contempt of Court, 2017 Case 2:16-cr-01012-SRB Document 210 Filed 07/31/17 Page 1 of 14 1 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA 8 9 United States of America, Plaintiff, ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Denial of FOIA Request for Complaints Against Immigration Judges Reversed by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a district court’s order allowing across-the-board redactions by the government in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The American Immigration Lawyers Association submitted ...
ACLU - re Private Military and Security Companies, UN Working Group, 2017 Written Statement of the American Civil Liberties Union Before the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries as a Means of Violating Human Rights and Impeding the Exercise of the Right of Peoples to Self Determination ...
Article • July 20, 2017
2013 Deportations of Undocumented Reach Record High by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Since the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was formed in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks, deportations of undocumented immigrants have climbed every year, and 2013 was no exception. In fiscal year 2013, 438,421 individuals were ...
Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales - Annual Report 2016-2017, 2017 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales Annual Report 2016–17 HC 208 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales Annual Report 2016–17 Presented to Parliament pursuant to Section 5A of the Prison Act ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Third Circuit Reverses Denial of Class Certification by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has resurrected a challenge to the constitutionality of 8 U.S.C. § 1226(c), the section of the Immigration and Nationality Act that requires mandatory detention of undocumented immigrants who have ...
Report Finds Substandard Medical Care in ICE Facilities by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna In a July 2016 report, Human Rights Watch (HRW) found that 16 of the 18 immigrant detainees who died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody from 2012 to 2015 received substandard medical care, and that ...
Publication • June 15, 2017
Dept of Homeland Security - Policy on Transgender Detainees, 2015 Office of Enfo;·cement and Removal Operations U.S. Department of Homeland Security 500 12"' St. SW Washington, DC 20536 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement June 19, 2015 MEMORANDUM FOR: Assistant Directors Deputy Assistant Directors Field Office Directors Deputy Field Office Directors ...
Article • June 14, 2017
Filed under: Immigration, Juveniles
Federal Court Rules Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors Entitled to Bond Hearings, Enforcing Nineteen-Year-Old Consent Decree by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On January 20, 2017, the United States District Court for the Central District of California granted a motion seeking to enforce a nearly-two decades old consent decree and force the ...
Major Measles Outbreak at Detention Center in Arizona by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis An infectious outbreak at an immigration detention facility in Pinal County, Arizona operated by CoreCivic (formerly known as CCA) resulted in over 20 people contracting measles. The outbreak was discovered in May 2016 when one detainee ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
ICE Settles Suit Filed by Immigration Detainees, Pays $405,000 in Attorney Fees by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Immigration and Customs (ICE) officials in northern California agreed to settle a three-year-old federal class-action lawsuit that focused on ICE policies which unnecessarily restricted the ability of immigration detainees to communicate with ...
Publication • June 8, 2017
Joint letter re Immigration and Customs Enforcement policies - October 2016 October 11, 2016 Jeh Johnson Secretary of Homeland Security U.S. Department of Homeland Security 3801 Nebraska Avenue NW Washington, DC 20528 Dear Secretary Johnson: Immigrants’ rights, civil rights, and government-openness organizations write to express grave concerns about recent statements ...
Publication • June 7, 2017
ACLU SoCal - Letter Re Lexipol Policy On “Immigration Violations”, 2017 April 12, 2017 VIA E-MAIL Bruce Praet, Chairman Lexipol, LLC bpraet@aol.com Re: Lexipol Policy On “Immigration Violations” Dear Mr. Praet, It has come to our attention that your company has provided legally erroneous policy language on the enforcement of ...
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