Case: L-R v. Johnson

1:15-cv-00011 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Jan. 6, 2015

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Case Summary

On Jan, 6, 2015, three Central American immigrant mothers and their children filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Plaintiffs, represented by private and public interest counsel including the ACLU, sought certification of a class of all persons who had been or would be detained in ICE facilities; …

On Jan, 6, 2015, three Central American immigrant mothers and their children filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Plaintiffs, represented by private and public interest counsel including the ACLU, sought certification of a class of all persons who had been or would be detained in ICE facilities; who had been or would be determined to have a credible fear of persecution in their home countries; and who were eligible for release, but had been denied such release pursuant to ICE's blanket "No-Release Policy."

In addition to class certification, plaintiffs asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, claiming that the No-Release Policy violated the APA (as arbitrary and capricious), the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), and the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment (by denying plaintiffs individualized custody determinations, instead basing such determinations on a policy of deterring future immigration). Plaintiffs moved for a preliminary injunction the same day they filed their complaint.

On Feb. 20, 2015, the district court (Judge James E. Boasberg) granted plaintiffs' motions for a preliminary injunction and provisional class certification, and denied defendants' motion to dismiss. The court found that, although an across-the-board ICE policy aimed at denying all release to asylum-seeking Central American families did not exist, there was "ample support in the record" to find that DHS required ICE officers "to consider deterrence of mass migration as a factor in custody determinations, and that this policy has played a significant role in the recent increased detention of Central American mothers and children." The court also found that this policy "contributed to the near universal detention of Central American families since June 2014." The court held that plaintiffs had standing to challenge this policy, as they satisfied the requirements for class certification under the relation back doctrine.

In ruling on the merits of a preliminary injunction, the court held that plaintiffs had a significant likelihood of succeeding on the merits of their claim, and stated that DHS's approach to detention did not comport with "traditional purposes" and was "poorly substantiated." The court also held that plaintiffs were likely to face irreparable harm without injunctive relief; the public interest would be served by an injunction; and the government could not be harmed by an injunction ending an unlawful practice. R.I.L-R v. Johnson, 80 F.Supp.3d 164 (D.D.C. Feb. 20, 2015).

Though defendants at first asked the court to reconsider the preliminary injunction, on May 13 they notified the court that the government had announced it would stop invoking deterrence as a factor in family custody-determination cases. However, despite this policy change, the government maintained that the court lacked jurisdiction over the case and that the challenged policy had been lawful.

After conferring with the parties, on June 29, 2015, Judge Boasberg dissolved the preliminary injunction (except for the provisional class certification) and administratively closed the case. Judge Boasberg specified that if defendants wished to reinstate a policy of considering deterrence, they must notify the court. If this happens, plaintiffs may move to administratively reopen the case and request a reinstatement of the preliminary injunction. As of March 30, 2022, the case remained administratively closed and there was no further activity in the case. Still, the district court’s order requiring the government to inform plaintiffs if it resumes its practice of detaining families on deterrence grounds remains in effect.

Summary Authors

Dan Whitman (3/2/2015)

Ava Morgenstern (1/20/2018)

Emily Kempa (2/20/2021)

People

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Judge(s)

Boasberg, James Emanuel (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Auerbach, Dennis B. (District of Columbia)

Balakrishnan, Anand V. (New York)

Gilman, Denise (Texas)

Kang, Stephen B. (California)

Lahr-Pastor, Sonia (District of Columbia)

Levitz, Phillip J. (District of Columbia)

Nash, Lindsay (New York)

Pinon, Adriana (Texas)

Rabinovitz, Judy (New York)

Judge(s)

Boasberg, James Emanuel (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Auerbach, Dennis B. (District of Columbia)

Balakrishnan, Anand V. (New York)

Gilman, Denise (Texas)

Kang, Stephen B. (California)

Lahr-Pastor, Sonia (District of Columbia)

Levitz, Phillip J. (District of Columbia)

Nash, Lindsay (New York)

Pinon, Adriana (Texas)

Rabinovitz, Judy (New York)

Robertson, Rebecca Lynn (Texas)

Spitzer, Arthur (District of Columbia)

Tack-Hooper, Molly M. (Pennsylvania)

Tan, Michael K. T. (New York)

Walczak, Witold J. (Pennsylvania)

Zionts, David M. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Fabian, Sarah B. (District of Columbia)

Fresco, Leon (District of Columbia)

Kelly, Wynne Patrick (District of Columbia)

Machen, Ronald C (District of Columbia)

Mizer, Benjamin C. (District of Columbia)

Peachey, William Charles (District of Columbia)

Silvis, William C. (District of Columbia)

Van Horn, Daniel F (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:15-cv-00011

Docket [PACER]

June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015

Docket
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Class Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

Dec. 16, 2014

Dec. 16, 2014

Complaint
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First Amended Class Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

Jan. 8, 2015

Jan. 8, 2015

Complaint
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Memorandum Opinion granting Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction; granting Plaintiffs' Motion for Provisional Class Certification; and denying Defendants' Motion to Dismiss

80 F.Supp.3d 164, 2015 WL 737117

Feb. 20, 2015

Feb. 20, 2015

Order/Opinion
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1:15-cv-00011

Press Release [With Notice to the Court]

May 13, 2015

May 13, 2015

Press Release
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1:15-cv-00011

Order

June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015

Order/Opinion

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Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4213323/l-r-v-johnson/

Last updated Aug. 2, 2022, 3:19 a.m.

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SEALED UNOPPOSED MOTION TO PROCEED ANONYMOUSLY filed by C. M. A-C, W. M. C., J. P. L-M, R. I. L-R, PHILIP T. MILLER, G. A. P-C, Z. M. R., J. L. S., K. L. S. (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.) (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit 1- Declaration of R.I.L.R., # 3 Exhibit 2- Declaration of Z.M.R., # 4 Exhibit 3- Declaration of J.L.P.M., # 5 Exhibit 4- Declaration of W.M.C., # 6 Exhibit 5- List of Plaintiffs Names, Alien Numbers, and Pseudonyms, # 7 Text of Proposed Order)(zrdj) (Entered: 01/08/2015)

Jan. 6, 2015

Jan. 6, 2015

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ORDER granting 1 Sealed UNOPPOSED Motion TO PROCEED ANONYMOUSLY. Signed by Chief Judge Richard W. Roberts on 12/24/2014. (rdj) (Entered: 01/08/2015)

Jan. 6, 2015

Jan. 6, 2015

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COMPLAINT against JEH CHARLES JOHNSON, PHILIP T. MILLER, THOMAS S. WINKOWSKI ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 4616067754) filed by W. M. C., K. L. S., C. M. A-C, J. L. S., G. A. P-C, R. I. L-R, Z. M. R., J. P. L-M. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rdj) (Entered: 01/08/2015)

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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by C. M. A-C, W. M. C., J. P. L-M, R. I. L-R, G. A. P-C, Z. M. R., J. L. S., K. L. S. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(rdj) (Entered: 01/08/2015)

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2 Text of Proposed Order

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Jan. 6, 2015

Jan. 6, 2015

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LARGE ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENT(S) by C. M. A-C, W. M. C., J. P. L-M, R. I. L-R, G. A. P-C, Z. M. R., J. L. S., K. L. S. 4 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by W. M. C., Z. M. R., J. P. L-M, J. L. S., K. L. S., R. I. L-R, C. M. A-C, G. A. P-C.(Exhibit 1- Brane Declaration) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1A- Bran CV and Publications, # 2 Exhibit 2- Memorandum for Regional Directors from Michael A. Pearson, Executive Associate Commissioner, INS, # 3 Exhibit 3- Declaration of Valerie Burch, # 4 Exhibit 4- Declaration of Barbara Hines, # 5 Exhibit 4A- Miller and Lembke Declaration, # 6 Exhibit 4B- Karnes Conditions Complaint Letter, # 7 Exhibit 5- Declaration of Allegra McLeod, # 8 Exhibit 5A- McLeod CV, # 9 Exhibit 6- Declaration of Virginia Raymond, # 10 Exhibit 7- In re Z-R & C-Z, at 4 (DOJ, EOIR Oct. 7, 2014), # 11 Exhibit 8- Declaration of Matthew Archambeault, # 12 Exhibit 9- Declaration of R.I.L.R. (redacted), # 13 Exhibit 10- Declaration of Z.M.R. (redacted), # 14 Exhibit 11- Declaration of J.L.P.M. (redacted), # 15 Exhibit 12- Declaration of W.M.C. (redacted), # 16 Exhibit 13- Declaration of Jonathan Hiskey, # 17 Exhibit 13A- Violence and Migration in Central America, # 18 Exhibit 13B- Hiskey CV, # 19 Exhibit 13C- Miller and Lembke Declaration, # 20 Exhibit 14- Declaration of Nestor Rodriguez, # 21 Exhibit 14A- Rodriguez CV, # 22 Exhibit 15- Declaration of Luis H. Zayas, # 23 Exhibit 15A- Zayas CV, # 24 Exhibit 15B- Abram et al., 2014 incarcerated youth, # 25 Exhibit 15C- Byrne et al., 2012, # 26 Exhibit 15D- Dallaire et al., 2014, # 27 Exhibit 15E- Foster & Hagan, 2013, # 28 Exhibit 15F- McLaughlin et al., 2014 neural development, # 29 Exhibit 15G- Murray & Farrington, 2005, # 30 Exhibit 15H- Nesbit & Ruland, 2008)(rdj) (Entered: 01/08/2015)

1 Exhibit 1A- Bran CV and Publications

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2 Exhibit 2- Memorandum for Regional Directors from Michael A. Pearson, Executive

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3 Exhibit 3- Declaration of Valerie Burch

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4 Exhibit 4- Declaration of Barbara Hines

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5 Exhibit 4A- Miller and Lembke Declaration

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6 Exhibit 4B- Karnes Conditions Complaint Letter

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7 Exhibit 5- Declaration of Allegra McLeod

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8 Exhibit 5A- McLeod CV

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9 Exhibit 6- Declaration of Virginia Raymond

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10 Exhibit 7- In re Z-R & C-Z, at 4 (DOJ, EOIR Oct. 7, 2014)

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11 Exhibit 8- Declaration of Matthew Archambeault

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12 Exhibit 9- Declaration of R.I.L.R. (redacted)

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13 Exhibit 10- Declaration of Z.M.R. (redacted)

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14 *Restricted*

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15 Exhibit 12- Declaration of W.M.C. (redacted)

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16 Exhibit 13- Declaration of Jonathan Hiskey

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17 Exhibit 13A- Violence and Migration in Central America

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18 Exhibit 13B- Hiskey CV

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19 Exhibit 13C- Miller and Lembke Declaration

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20 Exhibit 14- Declaration of Nestor Rodriguez

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21 Exhibit 14A- Rodriguez CV

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22 Exhibit 15- Declaration of Luis H. Zayas

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23 Exhibit 15A- Zayas CV

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24 Exhibit 15B- Abram et al., 2014 incarcerated youth

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25 Exhibit 15C- Byrne et al., 2012

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26 Exhibit 15D- Dallaire et al., 2014

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27 Exhibit 15E- Foster & Hagan, 2013

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28 Exhibit 15F- McLaughlin et al., 2014 neural development

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29 Exhibit 15G- Murray & Farrington, 2005

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30 Exhibit 15H- Nesbit & Ruland, 2008

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MOTION to Certify Class by C. M. A-C, W. M. C., J. P. L-M, R. I. L-R, G. A. P-C, Z. M. R., J. L. S., K. L. S. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit 1 - Levitz Declaration, # 3 Exhibit 2 - Tan Declaration, # 4 Exhibit 3 - Connell Declaration, # 5 Text of Proposed Order)(rdj) (Entered: 01/08/2015)

1 Memorandum in Support

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2 Exhibit 1 - Levitz Declaration

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3 Exhibit 2 - Tan Declaration

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4 Exhibit 3 - Connell Declaration

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5 Text of Proposed Order

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Jan. 6, 2015

Jan. 6, 2015

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- David Meir Zionts, :Firm- Covington & Burling LLP, :Address- One CityCenter, 850 Tenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. Phone No. - (202) 662-5987. Fee Status: No Fee Paid. by C. M. A-C, W. M. C., J. P. L-M, R. I. L-R, G. A. P-C, Z. M. R., J. L. S., K. L. S. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(rdj) (Entered: 01/08/2015)

Jan. 6, 2015

Jan. 6, 2015

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Filing fee in the Amount $ 100, receipt number 4616067755 re 7 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice (rdj)

Jan. 6, 2015

Jan. 6, 2015

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MINUTE ORDER granting 7 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of DAVID MEIR ZIONTS. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 01/08/15. (lcjeb3)

Jan. 8, 2015

Jan. 8, 2015

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AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants filed by W. M. C., K. L. S., C. M. A-C, J. L. S., G. A. P-C, R. I. L-R, Z. M. R., J. P. L-M. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit)(Auerbach, Dennis) (Entered: 01/08/2015)

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Amended MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by C. M. A-C, W. M. C., J. P. L-M, R. I. L-R, G. A. P-C, Z. M. R., J. L. S., K. L. S. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Exhibit 1 - Brane Declaration, # 4 Exhibit 1A - Brane CV and Publications, # 5 Exhibit 2 - Memorandum for Regional Directors from Michael A. Pearson, # 6 Exhibit 3 - Declaration of Valerie Burch, # 7 Exhibit 4 - Declaration of Barbara Hines, # 8 Exhibit 4A - Miller & Lembke Declarations, # 9 Exhibit 4B - Karnes Conditions Complaint Letter, # 10 Exhibit 5 - Declaration of Allegra McLeod, # 11 Exhibit 5A - McLeod CV, # 12 Exhibit 6 - Declaration of Virginia Raymond, # 13 Exhibit 7 - In re Z-R & C-Z, # 14 Exhibit 8 - Declaration of Matthew Archambeault, # 15 Exhibit 9 - Declaration of R.I.L.R. (redacted), # 16 Exhibit 10 - Declaration of Z.M.R. (redacted), # 17 Exhibit 11 - Declaration of J.L.P.M. (redacted), # 18 Exhibit 12 - Declaration of W.M.C. (redacted), # 19 Exhibit 13 - Declaration of Jonathan Hiskey, # 20 Exhibit 13A - Violence and Migration in Central America, # 21 Exhibit 13B - Hiskey CV, # 22 Exhibit 13C - Miller & Lembke Declarations, # 23 Exhibit 14 - Declaration of Nestor Rodriguez, # 24 Exhibit 14A - Rodriguez CV, # 25 Exhibit 15 - Declaration of Luis H. Zayas, # 26 Exhibit 15A - Zayas CV, # 27 Exhibit 15B - Abram et al., # 28 Exhibit 15C - Byrne et al., # 29 Exhibit 15D - Dallaire et al, # 30 Exhibit 15E - Foster & Hagan, # 31 Exhibit 15F - McLaughlin et al., # 32 Exhibit 15G - Murray & Farrington, # 33 Exhibit 15H - Nesbit & Ruland, # 34 Exhibit 16 - Declaration of G.C.R. (redacted), # 35 Affidavit)(Auerbach, Dennis) (Entered: 01/08/2015)

1 Memorandum in Support

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2 Text of Proposed Order

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3 Exhibit 1 - Brane Declaration

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4 Exhibit 1A - Brane CV and Publications

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5 Exhibit 2 - Memorandum for Regional Directors from Michael A. Pearson

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6 Exhibit 3 - Declaration of Valerie Burch

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7 Exhibit 4 - Declaration of Barbara Hines

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8 Exhibit 4A - Miller & Lembke Declarations

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9 Exhibit 4B - Karnes Conditions Complaint Letter

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10 Exhibit 5 - Declaration of Allegra McLeod

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11 Exhibit 5A - McLeod CV

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12 Exhibit 6 - Declaration of Virginia Raymond

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13 Exhibit 7 - In re Z-R & C-Z

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14 Exhibit 8 - Declaration of Matthew Archambeault

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15 Exhibit 9 - Declaration of R.I.L.R. (redacted)

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16 Exhibit 10 - Declaration of Z.M.R. (redacted)

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17 *Restricted*

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18 Exhibit 12 - Declaration of W.M.C. (redacted)

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19 Exhibit 13 - Declaration of Jonathan Hiskey

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20 Exhibit 13A - Violence and Migration in Central America

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21 Exhibit 13B - Hiskey CV

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22 Exhibit 13C - Miller & Lembke Declarations

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23 Exhibit 14 - Declaration of Nestor Rodriguez

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24 Exhibit 14A - Rodriguez CV

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25 Exhibit 15 - Declaration of Luis H. Zayas

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26 Exhibit 15A - Zayas CV

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27 Exhibit 15B - Abram et al.

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28 Exhibit 15C - Byrne et al.

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29 Exhibit 15D - Dallaire et al

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30 Exhibit 15E - Foster & Hagan

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31 Exhibit 15F - McLaughlin et al.

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32 Exhibit 15G - Murray & Farrington

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33 Exhibit 15H - Nesbit & Ruland

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34 Exhibit 16 - Declaration of G.C.R. (redacted)

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35 Affidavit

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Amended MOTION to Certify Class by C. M. A-C, W. M. C., J. P. L-M, R. I. L-R, G. A. P-C, Z. M. R., J. L. S., K. L. S. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Exhibit 1 - Levitz Declaration, # 4 Exhibit 2 - Tan Declaration, # 5 Exhibit 3 - Connell Declaration, # 6 Affidavit)(Auerbach, Dennis) (Entered: 01/08/2015)

1 Memorandum in Support

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3 Exhibit 1 - Levitz Declaration

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4 Exhibit 2 - Tan Declaration

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5 Exhibit 3 - Connell Declaration

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6 Affidavit

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Jan. 8, 2015

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SEALED MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE DOCUMENT UNDER SEAL filed by G. C. R., J. A. R. (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.) (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Exhibit 1 - Declaration of G.C.R. (under seal), # 4 Exhibit 2 - Plaintiff Names, Alien Numbers, and Pseudonyms, # 5 Affidavit)(Auerbach, Dennis) (Entered: 01/08/2015)

Jan. 8, 2015

Jan. 8, 2015

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Judy Rabinovitz, :Firm- American Civil Liberties Union Foundation Immigrants Rights Project, :Address- 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10004. Phone No. - (212) 549-2618. Fax No. - (212) 549-2654 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-3957171. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by C. M. A-C, W. M. C., J. P. L-M, R. I. L-R, G. A. P-C, G. C. R., J. A. R., Z. M. R., J. L. S., K. L. S. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Certificate of Service)(Auerbach, Dennis) (Entered: 01/09/2015)

Jan. 9, 2015

Jan. 9, 2015

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MINUTE ORDER granting 12 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of JUDY RABINOVITZ. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 01/09/15. (lcjeb3)

Jan. 9, 2015

Jan. 9, 2015

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ORDER granting 11 Plaintiffs' Unopposed Motion to Proceed Anonymously and to File Supporting Exhibits Under Seal. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 01/09/15. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 01/09/2015)

Jan. 9, 2015

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NOTICE of Appearance by Wynne Patrick Kelly on behalf of All Defendants (Kelly, Wynne) (Entered: 01/09/2015)

Jan. 9, 2015

Jan. 9, 2015

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MINUTE ORDER: As discussed in today's conference call from chambers, the Court ORDERS that: 1) Defendants need not respond to Plaintiffs' Amended Motion to Certify Class until ordered by the Court; 2) Defendants shall file their opposition to Plaintiffs' Amended Motion for Preliminary Injunction by January 23, 2015, and Plaintiffs may have until January 28, 2015, to file a reply; 3) The Court will hold a hearing on the PI Motion on February 2, 2015, at 11:00 a.m.; and 4) Since they have since been superseded by amended motions, Plaintiffs' 4 Motion for Preliminary Injunction and 6 Motion to Certify Class are DENIED as moot. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 01/09/15. (lcjeb3)

Jan. 9, 2015

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SEALED DOCUMENT filed by G. C. R., J. A. R.. re 13 Order on Sealed Motion for Leave to File Document Under Seal. (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(ztd, ) (Entered: 01/09/2015)

Jan. 9, 2015

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge James E. Boasberg: Telephone Conference held on 1/9/2015. (Defendants shall file their opposition to Plaintiffs' Amended Motion for Preliminary Injunction by 1/23/2015, and Plaintiffs may have until 1/28/2015, to file a reply). A Hearing on the Preliminary Injunction Motion is set for 2/2/2015, at 11:00 AM, in Courtroom 19, before Judge James E. Boasberg. (ad)

Jan. 9, 2015

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NOTICE of Appearance by Sarah B. Fabian on behalf of All Defendants (Fabian, Sarah) (Entered: 01/12/2015)

Jan. 12, 2015

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Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Supplemental Memorandum in Support of Amended Motion for Preliminary Injunction by C. M. A-C, W. M. C., J. P. L-M, R. I. L-R, G. A. P-C, G. C. R., J. A. R., Z. M. R., J. L. S., K. L. S. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Supplemental Memorandum, # 2 Exhibit 1 - Declaration of Lauren Connell)(Auerbach, Dennis) (Entered: 01/13/2015)

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Jan. 13, 2015

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NOTICE of Appearance by Arthur B. Spitzer on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Spitzer, Arthur) (Entered: 01/13/2015)

Jan. 13, 2015

Jan. 13, 2015

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MINUTE ORDER granting Plaintiffs' 17 Unopposed Motion for Leave to File Supplemental Memorandum in Support of Their Amended Motion for Preliminary Injunction. The Court ORDERS that the documents accompanying the Motion are deemed filed. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 01/13/15. (lcjeb3)

Jan. 13, 2015

Jan. 13, 2015

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SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM in support of re 9 Amended MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by C. M. A-C, W. M. C., J. P. L-M, R. I. L-R, G. A. P-C, G. C. R., J. A. R., Z. M. R., J. L. S., K. L. S.. (td, ) (Entered: 01/21/2015)

Jan. 13, 2015

Jan. 13, 2015

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SEALED MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE DOCUMENT UNDER SEAL filed by C. M. A-C, W. M. C., J. P. L-M, R. I. L-R, G. A. P-C, G. C. R., J. A. R., Z. M. R., J. L. S., K. L. S. (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Declaration of J.L.P.M. (redacted), # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Auerbach, Dennis) (Entered: 01/16/2015)

Jan. 16, 2015

Jan. 16, 2015

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SEALED ORDER granting 19 Sealed Motion for Leave to File Document Under Seal (see Order for details). Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 1/20/2015. (ad) (Entered: 01/20/2015)

Jan. 20, 2015

Jan. 20, 2015

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Memorandum in opposition to re 9 Amended MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Motion to Dismiss filed by JEH CHARLES JOHNSON, PHILIP T. MILLER, SARAH R. SALDANA. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Exhibit A, # 4 Exhibit B, # 5 Exhibit C, # 6 Exhibit D)(Fabian, Sarah) (Entered: 01/23/2015)

Jan. 23, 2015

Jan. 23, 2015

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MOTION to Dismiss Amended Complaint and Opposition to Preliminary Injunction by JEH CHARLES JOHNSON, PHILIP T. MILLER, SARAH R. SALDANA (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Exhibit A, # 4 Exhibit B, # 5 Exhibit C, # 6 Exhibit D)(Fabian, Sarah) (Entered: 01/23/2015)

Jan. 23, 2015

Jan. 23, 2015

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REPLY to opposition to motion re 9 Amended MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by C. M. A-C, W. M. C., J. P. L-M, R. I. L-R, G. A. P-C, G. C. R., J. A. R., Z. M. R., J. L. S., K. L. S.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Corrected Declaration of Valerie Burch, # 2 Exhibit 2 - Corrected Declaration of Matthew Archambeault, # 3 Exhibit 3 - Corrected Declaration of Lauren Connell, # 4 Exhibit 4 - Corrected Declaration of Virginia Raymond)(Auerbach, Dennis) (Entered: 01/28/2015)

Jan. 28, 2015

Jan. 28, 2015

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Memorandum in opposition to re 23 MOTION to Dismiss Amended Complaint and Opposition to Preliminary Injunction filed by C. M. A-C, W. M. C., J. P. L-M, R. I. L-R, G. A. P-C, G. C. R., J. A. R., Z. M. R., J. L. S., K. L. S.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Corrected Declaration of Valerie Burch, # 2 Exhibit 2 - Corrected Declaration of Matthew Archambeault, # 3 Exhibit 3 - Corrected Declaration of Lauren Connell, # 4 Exhibit 4 - Corrected Declaration of Virginia Raymond)(Auerbach, Dennis) (Entered: 01/28/2015)

Jan. 28, 2015

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ERRATA to Memorandum in Support of Amended Motion for Preliminary Injunction by C. M. A-C, W. M. C., J. P. L-M, R. I. L-R, G. A. P-C, G. C. R., J. A. R., Z. M. R., J. L. S., K. L. S. 9 Amended MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by W. M. C., Z. M. R., J. P. L-M, J. L. S., K. L. S., R. I. L-R, C. M. A-C, G. A. P-C. (Auerbach, Dennis) (Entered: 01/30/2015)

Jan. 30, 2015

Jan. 30, 2015

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge James E. Boasberg: Motion Hearing held on 2/2/2015 re 9 Amended MOTION for Preliminary Injunction. Order forthcoming. (Court Reporter Lisa Griffith) (kt)

Feb. 2, 2015

Feb. 2, 2015

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TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS before Judge James E. Boasberg held on 2-2-15; Page Numbers: 1-52. Date of Issuance:2-4-15. Court Reporter/Transcriber Lisa Griffith, Telephone number 202-354-3247, Court Reporter Email Address : Lisa_Griffith@dcd.uscourts.gov.<P></P>For the first 90 days after this filing date, the transcript may be viewed at the courthouse at a public terminal or purchased from the court reporter referenced above. After 90 days, the transcript may be accessed via PACER. Other transcript formats, (multi-page, condensed, CD or ASCII) may be purchased from the court reporter.<P>NOTICE RE REDACTION OF TRANSCRIPTS: The parties have twenty-one days to file with the court and the court reporter any request to redact personal identifiers from this transcript. If no such requests are filed, the transcript will be made available to the public via PACER without redaction after 90 days. The policy, which includes the five personal identifiers specifically covered, is located on our website at www.dcd.uscourts.gov.<P></P> Redaction Request due 2/25/2015. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 3/7/2015. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 5/5/2015.(Griffith, Lisa) (Entered: 02/04/2015)

Feb. 4, 2015

Feb. 4, 2015

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Memorandum in opposition to re 10 Amended MOTION to Certify Class filed by JEH CHARLES JOHNSON, PHILIP T. MILLER, SARAH R. SALDANA, THOMAS S. WINKOWSKI. (Fabian, Sarah) (Entered: 02/06/2015)

Feb. 6, 2015

Feb. 6, 2015

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REPLY to opposition to motion re 23 MOTION to Dismiss Amended Complaint and Opposition to Preliminary Injunction filed by JEH CHARLES JOHNSON, PHILIP T. MILLER, SARAH R. SALDANA, THOMAS S. WINKOWSKI. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Fabian, Sarah) (Entered: 02/06/2015)

Feb. 6, 2015

Feb. 6, 2015

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MOTION for Leave to File Sur-Reply by C. M. A-C, W. M. C., J. P. L-M, R. I. L-R, G. A. P-C, G. C. R., J. A. R., Z. M. R., J. L. S., K. L. S. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A - Sur-Reply)(Auerbach, Dennis) (Entered: 02/10/2015)

1 Exhibit Exhibit A - Sur-Reply

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Feb. 10, 2015

Feb. 10, 2015

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NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY by R. I. L-R (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit D.A.M. (BIA January 30, 2015))(Auerbach, Dennis) (Entered: 02/11/2015)

Feb. 11, 2015

Feb. 11, 2015

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ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the accompanying Memorandum Opinion, the Court ORDERS that: (1) Plaintiffs' Amended Motion for a Preliminary Injunction is GRANTED; (2) Plaintiffs' Motion for Provisional Class Certification is GRANTED; (3) Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to file a Sur-Reply is GRANTED; (4) Defendants' Motion to Dismiss is DENIED; and (5) A status conference shall be held on March 6, 2015, at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 19. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 2/20/15. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 02/20/2015)

Feb. 20, 2015

Feb. 20, 2015

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MEMORANDUM OPINION re 32 ORDER. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 2/20/15. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 02/20/2015)

Feb. 20, 2015

Feb. 20, 2015

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SURREPLY to re 23 MOTION to Dismiss Amended Complaint and Opposition to Preliminary Injunction filed by C. M. A-C, W. M. C., J. P. L-M, R. I. L-R, G. A. P-C, G. C. R., J. A. R., Z. M. R., J. L. S., K. L. S.. (td, ) (Entered: 02/23/2015)

Feb. 20, 2015

Feb. 20, 2015

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Set/Reset Hearing: A Status Conference is set for 3/6/2015, at 10:00 AM, in Courtroom 19, before Judge James E. Boasberg. (ad)

Feb. 23, 2015

Feb. 23, 2015

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NOTICE of Appearance by Leon Fresco on behalf of All Defendants (Fresco, Leon) (Entered: 02/23/2015)

Feb. 23, 2015

Feb. 23, 2015

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Consent MOTION to Continue March 6, 2015 Status Conference by JEH CHARLES JOHNSON, PHILIP T. MILLER, SARAH R. SALDANA (Fabian, Sarah) (Entered: 02/26/2015)

Feb. 26, 2015

Feb. 26, 2015

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MINUTE ORDER granting 36 Motion to Continue. The Court ORDERS that the Status Conference set for March 6, 2015, is VACATED and RESCHEDULED for March 10, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 2/26/15. (lcjeb2)

Feb. 26, 2015

Feb. 26, 2015

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Set/Reset Hearings: The Status Conference set for 3/06/2015, at 10:00 AM, is hereby VACATED and RESCHEDULED for 3/10/2015, at 10:00 AM, in Courtroom 19, before Judge James E. Boasberg. (ad)

Feb. 27, 2015

Feb. 27, 2015

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MINUTE ORDER: As discussed at today's status hearing, the Court ORDERS that Defendants may file a motion for reconsideration by April 1, 2015, Plaintiffs may oppose by April 24, 2015, and Defendants may file a reply by May 8, 2015. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 03/10/15. (lcjeb3)

March 10, 2015

March 10, 2015

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge James E. Boasberg: Status Conference held on 3/10/2015. (Defendants may file a motion for reconsideration by 4/1/201; Plaintiffs may oppose by 4/24/2015; and Defendants may file a reply by 5/8/2015). (Court Reporter Lisa Griffith) (kt)

March 10, 2015

March 10, 2015

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MOTION for Reconsideration re 33 Memorandum & Opinion by JEH CHARLES JOHNSON, PHILIP T. MILLER, SARAH R. SALDANA (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D)(Fabian, Sarah) (Entered: 03/20/2015)

1 Text of Proposed Order

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2 Exhibit A

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3 Exhibit B

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4 Exhibit C

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5 Exhibit D

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March 20, 2015

March 20, 2015

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Memorandum in opposition to re 37 MOTION for Reconsideration re 33 Memorandum & Opinion filed by C. M. A-C, W. M. C., J. P. L-M, R. I. L-R, G. A. P-C, G. C. R., J. A. R., Z. M. R., J. L. S., K. L. S.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Declaration of Cecilia Menjivar, # 2 Exhibit 1A - Cecilia Menjivar CV, # 3 Exhibit 2 - Declaration of Laurie Cook Heffron, # 4 Exhibit 2A - Laurie Cook Heffron CV, # 5 Exhibit 3 - Supplemental Declaration of Jonathan Hiskey, # 6 Exhibit 4 - Supplemental Declaration of Nestor Rodriguez, # 7 Exhibit 5 - Supplemental Declaration of Luis Zayas)(Auerbach, Dennis) (Entered: 04/17/2015)

April 17, 2015

April 17, 2015

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REPLY to opposition to motion re 37 MOTION for Reconsideration re 33 Memorandum & Opinion filed by JEH CHARLES JOHNSON, PHILIP T. MILLER, SARAH R. SALDANA. (Fabian, Sarah) (Entered: 05/01/2015)

May 1, 2015

May 1, 2015

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NOTICE to Court by JEH CHARLES JOHNSON, PHILIP T. MILLER, SARAH R. SALDANA (Attachments: # 1 Press Release)(Fabian, Sarah) (Entered: 05/13/2015)

May 13, 2015

May 13, 2015

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MINUTE ORDER: Given the filing of the Government's 40 Notice, the Court ORDERS that the parties shall appear for a status hearing on May 28, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. The parties shall be prepared to address the effect of the Notice on the Government's Motion for Reconsideration. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 5/18/15. (lcjeb1)

May 18, 2015

May 18, 2015

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Set/Reset Hearing: A Status Conference is set for 5/28/2015, at 10:00 AM, in Courtroom 19, before Judge James E. Boasberg. (ad)

May 18, 2015

May 18, 2015

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Joint MOTION to Continue Status Conference of May 28, 2015 by C. M. A-C, W. M. C., J. P. L-M, R. I. L-R, G. A. P-C, G. C. R., J. A. R., Z. M. R., J. L. S., K. L. S. (Auerbach, Dennis) (Entered: 05/26/2015)

May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015

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MINUTE ORDER granting the parties' Joint 41 Motion to Continue. The Court ORDERS that the status conference previously set for May 28, 2015, is hereby VACATED and RESCHEDULED to June 22, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 5/27/15. (lcjeb1)

May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015

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Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference RESCHEDULED for 6/22/2015 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 19 before Judge James E. Boasberg. (tg)

May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015

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MINUTE ORDER: As discussed in today's status hearing, the Court ORDERS that by June 26, 2015, the parties shall submit a joint notice regarding future proceedings. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 6/22/15.(lcjeb1)

June 22, 2015

June 22, 2015

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge James E. Boasberg: Status Conference held on 6/22/2015. (By 6/26/2015, the parties shall submit a joint notice regarding future proceedings). (Court Reporter Lisa Griffith) (ad)

June 22, 2015

June 22, 2015

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MEET AND CONFER STATEMENT. (Fabian, Sarah) (Entered: 06/26/2015)

June 26, 2015

June 26, 2015

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ORDER: Based on the parties' joint proposal, the Court ORDERS that: 1) The February 20, 2015, preliminary injunction and associated orders are DISSOLVED, except the portions of such orders and opinions granting Plaintiffs' Motion for Provisional Class Certification; and 2) The case is ADMINISTRATIVELY CLOSED, subject to the conditions laid out in this Order. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 06/29/2015. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 06/29/2015)

June 29, 2015

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Case Details

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Immigration and/or the Border

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 6, 2015

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All persons who have been or will be detained in ICE family detention facilities; have been or will be determined to have a credible fear of persecution in their home country; and are eligible for release on bond, recognizance, or other conditions, but have been or will be denied such release pursuant to DHS’s blanket policy of denying release to detained families without conducting an individualized determination of flight risk or danger to the community.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU National (all projects)

ACLU Affiliates (any)

ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.

Ex parte Young (federal or state officials)

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Conditional Dismissal

Amount Defendant Pays: 0

Order Duration: 2015 - None

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Classification / placement

Confinement/isolation

Juveniles

Over/Unlawful Detention

Placement in detention facilities

Type of Facility:

Government-run

Immigration/Border:

Asylum - procedure

Constitutional rights

Detention - criteria

Detention - procedures

Family Separation

Undocumented immigrants - rights and duties

National Origin/Ethnicity:

Hispanic