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. 


7th Circuit

Sebastian Duarte-Salagosa v. Holder (7th Circuit, December 30, 2014)

MANION, Easterbook, Manion, and Sykes


Sebastian Duarte-Salagosa sought review of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) affirmation of the Immigration Judge’s (IJ) denial of his asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT) application.

Valley Morning Star: U.S. Rep. Vela enters Obama immigration fray

January 7, 2015

Representative Filemon Vela (D-TX) joined NIJC and several other organizations in defending President Obama's executive order on immigration by filing an amicus "friend of the court" brief in the case, State of Texas vs. United States. Read the article.

Human Rights Groups Defend President's Executive Action on Immigration

December 30, 2014

WASHINGTON D.C. - Immigration, civil rights and labor groups joined the legal effort to defend President Obama’s recent executive action on immigration by filing an amicus “friend of the court” brief in the case, State of Texas vs. United States.

Changing lives in 2014

This year, NIJC's supporters, donors, volunteers, and staff won amazing victories and changed thousands of lives. Thank you for your support. Here are some of the moments we're most proud of in 2014.

U.S. Citizen Sues Department of Homeland Security Following Three and a Half Years in Immigration Detention

October 31, 2014

A New York man is suing the Department of Homeland Security for detaining and seeking his deportation for three and a half years as immigration officers ignored his claims of U.S. citizenship.

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.

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