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WORKING TO STOP THE HEALTH CARE BAN

On November 2, 2019, the U.S. District Court in the District of Oregon issued a Temporary Restraining Order in response to a motion we filed a day earlier with our litigation partners, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Innovation Law Lab, with pro bono assistance from Sidley Austin LLP. The TRO halts implementation of the Trump Administration’s health care ban — a proclamation signed by President Trump that requires immigrants to prove that they have health insurance within 30 days or can pay for medical care before they are granted visas — for 28 days. In late October, our litigation team filed a lawsuit, Doe v. Trump, to stop the ban. Below you can find the court order temporarily halting the ban, our motion, and the initial lawsuit. Our next court hearing will be in Portland. on November 22, 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."
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