NIJC Litigation in the News

May 10, 2016

A federal judge granted $20,000 in damages to Jhon Erik Ocampo, a U.S. citizen represented by NIJC who spent a week in immigration detention before the government realized its mistake. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident....

December 12, 2015

The Associated Press turned to NIJC’s Chuck Roth for his legal opinion about one man’s lawsuit against the U.S. government for rejecting his wife’s visa without a real explanation, thereby separating their family indefinitely. NIJC submitted a friend-of-the-court brief in a similar case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year....

September 3, 2015

A federal appeals court granted Convention Against Torture protection to a transgender woman who fled persecution in Mexico, setting an important precedent for transgender individuals seeking protection in the United States. NIJC's Keren Zwick, who participated in oral arguments in the case, explains the potential wide-ranging impact of this...

August 14, 2015

After several years of Freedom of Information Act litigation, NIJC released 90 immigration detention center contracts revealing which reveal the disarray and lack of transparency of the system that annually detains more than 400,000 people.

Latin Post:...

June 15, 2015

The Supreme Court ruling in Kerry v. Din found that the government is not required to provide a detailed reason for denying the spouse’s visa application. In the case, a U.S. citizen was permanently separated from her spouse on a bare, unexplained allegation that her Afghani husband had been involved in supporting terrorism. The...

March 14, 2015

"On March 6, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena, California, heard oral arguments in the cases of Daniella Godoy-Ramirez, Edin Avendano-Hernandez and Lucia Mondragon-Alday. They are fighting to stay in the U.S., claiming in court documents they could face torture or death in Mexico because of their gender identity."...

March 10, 2015

Ángel González fue exonerado con la ayuda del grupo Innocence Project y NIJC después de pasar 20 años en la cárcel. Ángel se ha liberado pero es indocumentado todavía.

El Diario: ADN...

February 7, 2013

NIJC sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Jefferson County, Illinois, on behalf of seven immigrants who were held at the Jefferson County Justice Center under unsanitary conditions and with inadequate health care.

Mt. Vernon Register-News: ...

August 9, 2010

U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retired in June, but he left behind freshly minted decisions that will extend his legacy in day-to-day court cases for years to come. ...two decisions that got fewer headlines when they were announced are also producing a broad ripple effect in courtrooms, and both were written by Stevens: ...

June 24, 2010

"A 61-year-old Jamaican man who spent three decades working in New York is likely to die of medical neglect in a Louisiana immigration detention center unless the United Nations intervenes, says an urgent petition that his advocates plan to submit to the international organization on Friday. ...On Thursday afternoon, his advocates at the...