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Ninth Circuit Panel Prevents Trump Administration From Implementing Health Care Ban

Good news today from the Ninth Circuit as litigators from the Justice Action Center (JAC), the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and Innovation Law Lab, with pro bono counsel Sidley Austin LLP, and Latino Network as the organizational plaintiff, welcomed the panel’s 2-1 decision to refuse the federal government a stay pending appeal of the […]

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

Legal Experts Say This Ban Will Keep Families Apart and Hurt the U.S. Economy Today, litigators from the Justice Action Center (JAC), the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and Innovation Law Lab are filing an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order on the Trump Administration’s recent immigration ban that would keep families apart.  As

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Judge Orders ICE to Release Medically Vulnerable Teenage Asylum Seeker After Nearly 1000 days of Unlawful Detention

After an excruciating 888 days in an ICE prison, Immigrant Defenders Law Center and Justice Action Center successfully obtained the release of Jose Hernandez Velasquez, a medically vulnerable 19-year-old who fled Guatemala when he was 16 to seek asylum in the U.S. Jose had been wrongfully held as an adult while still a minor, and

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ICYMI: CAIR Coalition and JAC Sue U.S. Govt for Keeping Three Salvadoran Children From Their Father

Today, the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition and the Justice Action Center (JAC), with pro bono support from the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLC, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government, demanding that three children who are currently being held in a shelter, separated from their parents and facing deportation, be released

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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)

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Civil Rights Coalition Successfully Blocks Trump Administration’s Latest Attempt to Implement Health Care Ban

Today, litigators from the Justice Action Center (JAC), the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and Innovation Law Lab, with pro bono counsel Sidley Austin LLP and Latino Network as the organizational plaintiff, welcomed the Ninth Circuit 2-1 decision to refuse the federal government an administrative stay pending appeal of the preliminary nationwide injunction in Doe

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Civil Rights Coalition Successfully Enjoins Presidential Health Insurance Proclamation

Today, litigators from 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, obtained a preliminary nationwide injunction in Doe v. Trump, thereby ensuring that the administration’s attempt to ban immigrants based on their ability

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Civil Rights Coalition Halts Implementation of Presidential Proclamation Requiring Health Insurance

Today, litigators from the Justice Action Center (JAC), the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and the Innovation Law Lab, with Sidley Austin LLP providing pro bono assistance, successfully halted implementation of the administration’s attempt to ban immigrants based on their ability to obtain health insurance upon arrival to the U.S.  The temporary restraining order (TRO)

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Civil Rights Coalition Files Lawsuit to Halt Implementation of Presidential Proclamation’s Health Care Ban

Today, litigators from the Justice Action Center (JAC), the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and the Innovation Law Lab, with Sidley Austin LLP providing pro bono assistance, filed suit in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon to halt implementation of the administration’s health care ban for immigrants, announced via presidential proclamation

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

Lawsuit filed today 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 Washington, DC—Today, the Justice Action Center, with pro bono counsel Covington & Burling LLP, sued the Trump administration for withholding critical information on changes in renewal processing

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