Federal Litigation

Arizona SB 1070 at the U.S. Supreme Court: What it means for the Midwest

DePaul University College of Law Lewis Building Room 241 25 East Jackson Street Chicago, IL

This month the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Arizona v. United States regarding the constitutionality of Arizona SB 1070, the notorious “papers please” immigration law that allows local police officers to arrest and question residents simply for “looking” undocumented. The Court's ruling could determine whether states have the right to pass their own immigration laws and in what circumstances state laws may trump federal immigration provisions. The Supreme Court's decision will have ramifications for communities across the United States. 

Cost-Effective Procedural Changes Could Shrink the Immigration Court Backlog

October 9, 2014

New White Paper Calls for Department of Justice to Enact Immigration Reforms Inspired by Civil Justice Reform Act

Federal Court Certifies Class Action Challenging Immigration Detainers

October 1, 2014

Federal Judge John Lee of the Northern District of Illinois has granted class certification in a federal class action lawsuit challenging the federal government’s unlawful use of immigration detainers to hold immigrants in the custody of local law enforcement agencies.

Federal District Court Reaffirms that ICE Detainers are Not Mandatory

September 30, 2014

A federal judge yesterday reaffirmed that local law enforcement offices should not consider U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers mandatory.


April 24, 2014

This case seeks monetary damages for 324 days of wrongful detention due to an immigration detainer. Sergey Mayorov was born in Belarus and lawfully entered the United States at age 9 to live in the custody of his mother. Mr. Mayorov became a legal permanent resident on July 22, 2005 and two years later, in 2007, he derived citizenship through his mother when she naturalized.

Solicitantes de Asilo Detenidos Demandan a la Administración Obama para Poner Fin a las Largas Esperas para las Entrevistas Inic

April 17, 2014

Departamento de Seguridad Nacional habitualmente viola las leyes que requieren entrevistas oportunas de miedo razonable

Detained Asylum Seekers Sue Obama Administration to End Long Waits for Initial Interviews

April 17, 2014

Department of Homeland Security Routinely Violates Laws Requiring Timely Reasonable Fear Interviews

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