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Letter to Batalla Court on Wolf DACA Memo

August 6, 2020

Letter to Batalla Court on Wolf DACA Memo The Batalla legal team filed a letter with the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn seeking to discuss next steps in that litigation following the July 28, 2020 Wolf memo that gutted the DACA program. Plaintiffs seek to discuss, among other things, amending their lawsuit to challenge the legality of the…

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Civil Rights Coalition Files Motion for Preliminary Injunction to Halt Immigration Ban

August 2, 2020

Civil Rights Coalition Files Motion for Preliminary Injunction to Halt Immigration Ban Motion includes 27 declarations from individual and organizational  plaintiffs, economics and public health experts, and an organization representing hundreds of major employers Declarations in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction for Gomez v. Trump Individual Plaintiffs Organizational Plaintiffs Additional Evidentiary Declarations

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July 21 Letter DACA

July 21, 2020

JAC founder and director Karen Tumlin is co-counsel in the Brooklyn case challenging Trump’s attempt to end the DACA program. Today, the plaintiffs filed a letter seeking to ensure that the administration complies with the Supreme Court ruling issued on June 18, by allowing first-time applicants for DACA to apply for the program and applications…

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Individuals, Employers and Organizations Join to File First Lawsuit Challenging Entirety Of Trump’s Immigration Ban

July 17, 2020

Individuals, Employers and Organizations Join to File First Lawsuit Challenging Entirety Of Trump’s Immigration Ban

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Civil Rights Coalition Files Emergency Request for Temporary Restraining Order

June 4, 2020

Civil Rights Coalition Files Emergency Request for Temporary Restraining Order On June 2, 2020, Justice Action Center (JAC), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and the Innovation Law Lab, with pro bono assistance from Mayer Brown LLP, filed an emergency request to the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, requesting a temporary restraining order…

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Civil Rights Coalition Files Lawsuit to Protect Families from Decades of Separation

May 28, 2020

Civil Rights Coalition Files Lawsuit to Protect Families from Decades of Separation Families Will Be Unable To Reunite Within Their Lifetime Due To President Trump’s Proclamation

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Ninth Circuit Upholds District Court to Prevent Trump from Implementing Health Care Ban

May 4, 2020

Ninth Circuit Upholds District Court to Prevent Trump from Implementing Health Care Ban The Justice Action Center (JAC), the American immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and the Innovation Law Lab, with pro bono counsel Sidley Austin LLP, and Latino Network as the organizational plaintiff, welcomed the 9th Circuit panel’s 2-1 decision to refuse the federal government a stay…

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Civil Rights Coalition Files Emergency Motion to Halt Implementation of President Trump’s Immigration Ban

April 25, 2020

Civil Rights Coalition Files Emergency Motion to Halt Implementation of President Trump’s Immigration Ban On April 25, litigators from the Justice Action Center (JAC), the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and Innovation Law Lab filed an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order on the Trump Administration’s recent immigration ban that would keep families apart.

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

April 13, 2020

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…

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

April 13, 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…

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