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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More
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