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. 

Media coverage of Chicago DREAMer suing to unblock immigration injunction

October 12, 2016

José Lopez, a Chicago DACA recipient, is suing the government to unblock the immigration executive action which would have provided relief for millions of immigrants. NIJC and National Immigration Law Center are representing José in the federal lawsuit, which is the second of its kind brought by DREAMers.

The Huffington Post: Another Dreamer Sues In Federal Court To Help Millions Get Expanded Immigration Relief (10/12/2016)

The Texas Tribune: Court's immigration ruling could affect Texas "sanctuary city" debate

October 13, 2016

As a federal judge in Illinois ruled in NIJC's favor that immigration detainers are unlawful, The Texas Tribune looks into the implications the decision could have across the country. Read the article.

CityLab from The Atlantic: Why 'Sanctuary Cities' Make Sense

October 7, 2016

A federal court ruled in NIJC's favor finding immigration detainers unlawful. CityLab looked into why communities are safer when local police don't collaborate with immigration agents. Read the article.

USCIS Reverses Decision to Punish Civil Disobedience, Grants DACA to Chicago Youth

October 3, 2016
Chicago immigrant rights organizer and educator Nadia Sol Ireri Unzueta Carrasco has received notice that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has approved her request for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Unzueta Carrasco had previously been denied due to “public safety concerns” cited by the Chicago USCIS Ombudsman related to her participation in various civil disobedience actions for immigrant rights.

Immigration Detainers are Unlawful, Federal Court Rules

October 3, 2016

Court to Rescind Class Members’ Detainers, Nullifying Centerpiece of ICE’s Priority Enforcement Program (PEP)

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules that Torture Victims Falsely Accused of Terrorism as a Pretext for Persecution Have the Right to Seek Asylum in U.S.

July 21, 2016
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted the petition for review of an Ethiopian man who was falsely accused of terrorist activity and tortured by the Ethiopian government.
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