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

April 13, 2020

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…

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PETITION FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW OF PLACEMENT PURSUANT TO FLORES SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND PETITION FOR HABEAS RELIEF

April 13, 2020

Lawsuit Filed Against Justice Department Demanding Three Children Be Reunited with Family On Tuesday, March 17th, the Justice Action Center (JAC) and the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition, with pro bono support from O’Melveny & Myers LLC, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice, demanding that three children who are currently separated from…

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Letter to Supreme Court on DACA and COVID-19

April 13, 2020

Letter to Supreme Court on DACA and COVID-19 Today, the legal team for Batalla Vidal – one of the cases challenging the Trump Administration’s attempt to end the DACA program – filed a supplemental letter with the United States Supreme Court discussing the tremendous impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Court’s decision. DACA healthcare…

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Class Certification Granted in Challenge to Presidential Health Care Ban

April 9, 2020

Class Certification Granted in Challenge to Presidential Health Care Ban On April 7, 2020, the federal district court in Portland, Oregon granted class certification in our lawsuit, Doe v. Trump, challenging 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,…

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