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Justice Action Center Files Lawsuit to Obtain Critical Information for DACA Recipients as They Await Supreme Court Decision

On Friday January 10th, a Lawsuit was filed in response to government's lack of response to FOIA requests. JAC seeks information on federal government policy changes in the processing of DACA renewal applications that is causing delays and lapses in status for DACA recipients.

Case No. 1:20-cv-0067 (1/10/2020)

COURT RULES AGAINST TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, HEALTH CARE BAN WILL NOT GO INTO EFFECT AT THIS TIME

On Friday, December 20th, the Ninth Circuit 2-1 denied the federal government an administrative stay of the pending appeal of the preliminary nationwide injunction in Doe v. Trump. The Trump administration had sought an emergency stay of the injunction granted on November 26, 2019, by the U.S. District Court in Portland, OR. If the court had ruled in favor do the government, it would have allowed for the immediate implementation of President Trump’s October 4 proclamation requiring legal immigrants to prove they hold an “approved” health insurance plan, or can pay for health care out of pocket, in order to be allowed entry to the U.S. This unconstitutional health care ban would affect approximately 375,000 people each year, immediately separate families from loved ones, harm businesses seeking to employ international talent, and undermine our nation’s commitment to equal rights. The Ninth Circuit agreed with the U.S. District Court in Portland, OR, and the proclamation remains enjoined and will not go into effect at this time.

Order (12/20/2019)

Opinion and Order (11/26/2019)

Order on TRO Doe v. Trump (11/2/19)

Motion for Temporary Restraining Order (11/1/19)

Doe v. Trump (10/30/19)

PETITION FOR WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS AND COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF

This habeas petition challenges the unlawful detention of a young man who, on the day he turned eighteen, was taken from a youth shelter with shackles around his wrists and ankles and sent to a maximum security jail facility that was intended to detain suspected gang members, individuals with violent convictions and people with mental health issues. Although his asylum pro bono attorney submitted documentation to ICE showing that he had a US citizen couple ready to sponsor him and offer him a safe home, ICE placed him in adult detention, in violation of a law that requires ICE to consider placing newly turned adults like Jose in the "least restrictive setting possible."
19-CV-1887-1-Petition-for-Writ-of-Habeas-Corpus.pdf
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