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  • Updated June 9, 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic paralyzes the nation, the administration persists in widespread civil immigration enforcement and detention despite clear warnings to the contrary from public health experts. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (…
  • September 30, 2019
    A rally calling on ICE to end Secure Communities outside the courthouse during trial in May 2019. Gonzalez v. ICE challenges various U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer practices, including the agency’s reliance on error-ridden databases to generate requests, known as detainers,…
  • Castañon-Nava et al. v. DHS, et al., is a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois seeking to represent a class of individuals unlawfully stopped and arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) exemplified by operations which took place in southwest Chicago…
  • Case Summary Garcia Ramirez et al. v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement et al., is a nationwide class-action lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for transferring unaccompanied minors who reach their 18th birthdays to…
  • Case Summary O.A. v. Trump, which NIJC is currently litigating in collaboration with Human Rights First (HRF) and Williams & Connolly LLP in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, challenges the Trump administration’s November 2018 ban on access to asylum for anyone who enters…
  • Jimenez Moreno et al v. Napolitano et al, 11-cv-05452 (N.D. Ill) is a federal class action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for unlawfully detaining immigrants and U.S. citizens identified through local law enforcement agencies. What are immigration detainers?…
  • F.H.-T. v. HOLDER June 2, 2014 F.H.-T. (a pseudonym used to protect him and his family) has asked the Supreme Court to overturn the Government’s process for deciding exemptions from the so-called “terrorist bars” which precluded him from obtaining asylum.  F.H.-T. is an Eritrean man whom…
  • May 27, 2014
    May 27, 2014 Ms. Davila is a Mexican national seeking asylum because she received death threats and faces persecution due to her demands for government accountability in connection to cartel violence.  Ms. Davila’s two teenage nephews were killed in Ciudad Juarez during a massacre by cartel…
  • May 27, 2014
    May 27, 2014 L.D.G. sought U visa protection after she and her children were kidnapped and assaulted in Illinois in 2006.  As a result of the crimes committed against them and related ongoing threats, the family was forced them to close their business. Thrust into poverty, and unknown to L.D.…
  • May 27, 2014 The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) was appointed counsel in a petition for review filed at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Mr. Aljabri appealed the district court’s dismissal of his complaint that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)…