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The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) drafted an amicus brief in this longstanding litigation over detainee access to legal representation.  The government asked the district court to dissolve an injunction that requires the government to provide basic access to legal services to Salvadorans (a mandate later applied to all detainees).  The government appealed to the Ninth Circuit when it lost.  NIJC supported the plaintiffs’ efforts to retain the injunction by demonstrating how broadly and consistently the detention standards are violated nationwide.  The National Immigration Law Center, representing the plaintiffs, won this round of litigation, with the Ninth Circuit refusing to dissolve the injunction.
 
Read the NIJC amicus brief.

 
Read the unpublished 9th Circuit memorandum.