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1 Huisha-Huisha v. Mayorkas
1:21-cv-00100 (D.D.C.)
Filed 01/12/2021 - Case Ongoing
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0096
Coding Complete
This is a case about immigration policy that restricted refugee and asylee entry into the United States on account of health concerns around the coronavirus pandemic. On January 12, 2021, families of asylum- and refugee-seekers, who were detained by the Department of Homeland Security, sued the U.S. federal government for humanitarian protection ... [view]
2 Ndambi v. CoreCivic
1:18-cv-03521 (D. Md.)
Filed 11/14/2018 - Case Ongoing
CoreCivic, Inc.
CoreCivic, Inc.
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-MD-0011
Baltimore County
Coding Complete
On November 14, 2018, immigrants detained at the Cibola County Correctional Center filed this putative class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. (Although the facility in question is located in New Mexico, the operator is organized as a Maryland corporation.) They sued the operator of the facility, CoreCivic, ... [view]
3 Barrientos v. Corecivic
4:18-cv-00070-CDL (M.D. Ga.)
Filed 04/17/2018 - Case Ongoing
CoreCivic, Inc.
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-GA-0012
Coding Complete
On April 17, 2018, three current or former detained immigrants filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. The plaintiffs sued CoreCivic, Inc., a private prison corporation that owns and operates the Stewart Detention Center (“Stewart”), under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), 18 ... [view]
4 Gonzalez v. CoreCivic, Inc.
17-CV-02573 (S.D. Cal.)
Filed 12/27/2017 - Case Ongoing
CoreCivic, Inc.
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0154
Coding Complete
On December 27, 2017, five detainees in California's Otay Mesa Detention Center ("the Facility"), a for-profit civil immigration detention facility, filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. The plaintiffs sued CoreCivic, a multibillion-dollar corporation that owns and operates civil ... [view]
5 Novoa v. GEO Group
5:17-cv-02514 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 12/19/2017 - Case Ongoing
GEO Group
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0142
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action lawsuit over labor conditions in the Adelanto Detention Center. The plaintiffs filed a motion for a temporary restraining order on April 6, 2020, requesting relief from work for class members, or adequate protective clothing, antiseptic supplies, and testing, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The judge ... [view]
6 Chen v. GEO
3:17-cv-05769-RJB (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 09/26/2017 - Case Ongoing
The GEO Group, Inc.
The GEO Group, Inc.
Immigration and/or the Border
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-WA-0006
Coding Complete
On September 26, 2017, a former immigrant detainee of the Northwest Detention Center filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The case was assigned to Judge Robert J. Bryan. The plaintiff sued The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO), the for-profit corporation that operated the detention center, under state law, ... [view]
7 Washington v. GEO
3:17-cv-05806-RJB (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 09/20/2017 - Case Ongoing
The GEO Group, Inc.
Immigration and/or the Border
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-WA-0005
Tacoma
Coding Complete
This case addressed whether a Washington State minimum wage law applied to immigration detainees. The state of Washington filed suit in the Pierce County Superior Court on September 20, 2017. The defendant was the GEO Group, Inc., a for-profit corporation that operated the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC). Washington had two causes of action ... [view]
8 Owino v. CoreCivic, Inc.
3:17-cv-01112 (S.D. Cal.)
Filed 05/31/2017 - Case Ongoing
CoreCivic, Inc.
CoreCivic, Inc.
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0148
Nashville
Coding Complete
This entry is a combination of two cases (Owino v. CoreCivic, Inc. and Gonzalez v. CoreCivic, Inc.), which have been effectively combined into one class action. Owino was filed by former immigration detainees on May 31, 2017 as a putative class action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. The plaintiffs sued ... [view]
9 Menocal v. The GEO Group, Inc.
1:14-cv-02887-JLK (D. Colo.)
Filed 10/22/2014 - Case Ongoing
The GEO Group, Inc.
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CO-0009
Boca Raton
Coding Complete
On October 22, 2014, current and former civil immigration detainees housed at the Aurora Detention Facility filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The plaintiffs sued The GEO Group, Inc., a private company that provides detention and correction services under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act ( ... [view]
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