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1 Wright v. Anderson
2:20-cv-03704 (D.N.J.)
Filed 04/06/2021 - Case Ongoing
Essex County Correctional Facility
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NJ-0015
Essex County
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COVID-19 Summary: This habeas petition was filed on April 6, 2020 by a group of immigration detainees with underlying medical conditions housed in the Essex County Correctional Facility or the Elizabeth Detention Center, seeking release in light of COVID-19. On April 17, the Court granted a temporary restraining order for five of the petitioners ... [view]
2 U.T. v. Barr
1:20-cv-00116-EGS (D.D.C.)
Filed 01/15/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Justice
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0068
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On January 15, 2020, six individual plaintiffs, along with the Tahirih Justice Center and Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, challenging the Trump Administration’s new policy of removing asylum seekers to Guatemala pursuant to an “asylum cooperative agreement” ( ... [view]
3 Capital Area Immigrants' Rights (CAIR) Coalition v. Trump; I.A. v. Barr
1:19-cv-02117 (D.D.C.)
Filed 07/16/2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0063
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This Clearinghouse entry describes two consolidated lawsuits challenging the Trump Administration's new asylum rule, which reversed longstanding asylum laws that allow individuals to seek asylum in the U.S. regardless of how they arrive in the country. The first one was filed in July 2019 by Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition (CAIR) and ... [view]
4 O.A. v. Trump
1:18-cv-02718-RDM (D.D.C.)
Filed 11/20/2018 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0059
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On November 20, 2018, a group of asylum seekers challenged the federal government’s latest asylum policy, which prohibited people who enter the United States along the southern border somewhere other than a designated port of entry from obtaining asylum. Specifically, the plaintiffs challenged an interim final rule promulgated on November 9, 2018 ... [view]
5 Damus v. Nielsen
1:18-cv-00578-JEB (D.D.C.)
Filed 03/15/2018 - Case Ongoing
United States
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0045
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This class action suit, filed on March 15, 2018, sought to enjoin the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from detaining asylum seekers in order to deter other potential migrants from seeking refuge in the United States. The plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU and private counsel, were asylum seekers who had been detained without ... [view]
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