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Case Name P.J.E.S v. Wolf IM-DC-0087
Docket / Court 1:20-cv-02245 ( D.D.C. )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) Immigration and/or the Border
Special Collection COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)
Post-WalMart decisions on class certification
Attorney Organization ACLU Affiliates (any)
ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Preliminary relief granted
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Law-enforcement
Immigration/Border
Admission - procedure
Asylum - procedure
Convention against Torture
Deportation - procedure
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.
Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. §§ 1101 et seq.
Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), 18 U.S.C. § 1589
Defendant(s) Acting Commissioner of CBP
Acting Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement
Chief of U.S. Border Patrol
Deputy Director of ICE
Director of the Center for Disease Control
Executive Assistant Commissioner of CBP's Office of Field Operations
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Secretary of Homeland Security
Plaintiff Description 16-year old minor fleeing Guatemala. The provisional class is "all unaccompanied noncitizen children who (1) are or will be detained in U.S. government custody in the United States, and (2) are or will be subjected to expulsion from the United States under the CDC Order Process, whether pursuant to an Order issued by the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Affiliates (any)
ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
Source of Relief Litigation
Filed 08/24/2020
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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  Judge Halts ‘Public Health’ Expulsions of Children at the Border
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/18/us/politics/trump-migrant-children.html
Date: Nov. 18, 2020
By: Zolan Kanno-Youngs (New York Times)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Court Docket(s)
D.D.C.
01/13/2021
1:20-cv-02245
IM-DC-0087-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
D.D.C.
08/14/2020
Class Action Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief [ECF# 1]
IM-DC-0087-0001.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D.D.C.
08/20/2020
Plaintiffs' Motion for Classwide Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 15 & 15-1]
IM-DC-0087-0002.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D.D.C.
08/31/2020
Brief of Amicus Curiae the International Refugee Assistance Project, INC. In Support of Plaintiff's Motion for Classwide Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 30-1]
IM-DC-0087-0003.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D.D.C.
09/03/2020
Brief for Scholars of Refugee and Immigration Law as Amici Curiae in Support of Plaintiff's Motion for Classwide Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 36]
IM-DC-0087-0007.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D.D.C.
09/17/2020
Brief Amicus Curiae of the Immigration Reform Law Institute [ECF# 57]
IM-DC-0087-0006.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D.D.C.
09/25/2020
Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation [ECF# 65] (2020 WL 5793305)
IM-DC-0087-0004.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D.D.C.
11/18/2020
Memorandum Opinion [ECF# 80] (2020 WL 6770508)
IM-DC-0087-0005.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Harvey, G. Michael (D.D.C.) [Magistrate] show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Lin, Jean (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Senanayake, Tanya D (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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