A federal appeals court ruled that Davino Watson, a U.S. citizen who was erroneously locked up in immigration detention for three years, is not entitled to monetary compensation for the government's gross negligence. NIJC and a team of pro bono attorneys from Holland & Knight represent Mr. Watson.
Los Angeles Times (op-ed): If this U.S. citizen had a lawyer, he wouldn't have spent 1,273 days in immigration detention (8/1/2017)
Newsday: Appeals court rules man can’t sue U.S. over improper incarceration (7/31/2017)
Courthouse News Service: U.S. Citizen Loses Award for 3-Year Immigration Lockup (7/31/2017)