Chicago’s lawsuit against DOJ over sanctuary city status

Aug 7th, 2017 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, lawsuit, Politics

  Daniella Diaz and Laura Jarrett from CNN report that Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel defends the city’s lawsuit on the DOJ over their sanctuary city status. The City of Chicago escalated its months-long battle with the Trump administration over immigration enforcement Monday, asking a federal court to block Attorney General Jeff Sessions from imposing several […]

It’s Children Against Federal Lawyers in Immigration Court

Aug 21st, 2016 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, lawsuit

Fernanda Santos of the New York Times writes: “Every week in immigration courts around the country, thousands of children act as their own lawyers, pleading for asylum or other type of relief in a legal system they do not understand. Suspected killers, kidnappers and others facing federal felony charges, no matter their ages, are entitled […]

Agreement Reached: Class Action Lawsuit on Work Authorization for Asylum Seekers

Apr 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Immigration, lawsuit

Washington, DC — The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have agreed to settle a nationwide class action lawsuit challenging the denial of work authorization to asylum seekers who have been waiting six months or more for a decision on their asylum applications. If approved by a federal judge, this agreement will help […]

Arizona Takes On the U.S. Supreme Court

Apr 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Headline News, lawsuit

Washington, D.C.—The Supreme Court will soon hear arguments in Arizona v. United States, a dispute over the legality of the immigration law known as “SB 1070.” More than any matter in recent history, the case involves a range of important questions regarding the role that states may play in the enforcement of federal immigration law. […]

ACLU: Maricopa County Reach Settlement in Lawsuit by U.S. Citizen Illegally Arrested During Worksite Raid

Jul 9th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, lawsuit

The American Civil Liberties Union today announced that it has settled a lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), home of Sheriff Joe Arpaio,  over the illegal stop, arrest and detention of a U.S. citizen and a legal resident during a 2009 immigration raid at Handyman Maintenance, Inc. in Phoenix. As part of the settlement, Maricopa County agreed to […]

Kid-Killing Minutewoman Shawna Forde’s Accomplice Guilty on All Counts in Murders

Mar 28th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, lawsuit

The Phoenix New Times reports that Shawna Forde’s co-defendant, Jason Eugene Bush, was found guilty late last week in a Pima County Superior Court for the murders of Raul “Junior” Flores and his 9-year-old daughter, Brisenia, at their home in Arivaca, Arizona. Last month, Forde, a founder of the Minutemen American Defense, was sentenced to death for her role in the […]

Day Laborers in Immigration Enforcement Sting get $650,000 in Settlement

Mar 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Immigration, lawsuit

Danbury, CT: A group of day laborers who were arrested in a sting operation in Danbury, Connecticut, in 2006, have sued both the local and federal authorities for racial profiling and violation of their civil rights. In two separate settlements, eight laborers will receive a total of $650,000. Previously Danbury city officials and the group […]

Guatemalans Sue U.S. Over Medical Experiments

Mar 21st, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, lawsuit

The CNN Wire Staff reports that a group of Guatemalans who were infected with syphilis during U.S. human experiments and their heirs have filed a lawsuit against U.S. health officials. The class action lawsuit, filed this week, alleges that the U.S. government violated a number of national and international laws when it carried out the experiments […]

DHS Agrees to Pay $400,000 to U.S. Citizen, Army Veteran, Unlawfully Detained by Immigration for Over Seven Months

Feb 28th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, lawsuit

From the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project: Years after being wrongfully detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Rennison Castillo, a United States citizen and Army veteran, is finally receiving an apology and just compensation from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In November of 2005, Mr. Castillo had just completed his sentence for violation of […]

Justice Prevails in Shawna Forde Murder Case

Feb 18th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, lawsuit

We recently reported on the Forde allegedly was involved in a group affiliated with the Minuteman. Pima County jury convicted Shawna Forde today of two counts of first-degree murder in the May 30, 2009 deaths of Arivaca residents Raul Junior Flores and his 9-year-old daughter, Brisenia. The jury also convicted Forde of attempted first-degree murder in the […]

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