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Immigrant Justice
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July 17, 2017

Since at least 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials have blocked access to the ports of entry along the Southern border for people seeking asylum. The SPLC joined a class action lawsuit in 2018 as co-counsel to stop this unlawful conduct that imperils the lives of asylum...

Immigrant Justice
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November 15, 2017

A North Carolina state law guts the ability of farmworkers to organize and make collective bargaining agreements with employers.

North Carolina farmworkers and a coalition of civil rights groups – including the SPLC – sued to block implementation of the law on November 15, 2017 in federal...

Immigrant Justice
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Date Filed

December 12, 2017

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency entered the homes of immigrant families without warrants, consent or probable cause – in violation of the Fourth Amendment – solely to detain and deport families, mostly women and children. The raids took place in Georgia in January 2016...

Immigrant Justice
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April 13, 2018

On April 3, 2018, journalist Manuel Duran was unlawfully arrested by Memphis police while reporting live at a peaceful demonstration connected with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Even after the charges were dropped, local officials handed him over to U.S...

Immigrant Justice
Active Case

Date Filed

April 17, 2018

Detained immigrants were forced to work for as little as $1 a day cleaning, cooking and performing maintenance duties at a privately operated immigrant detention center in Stewart County, Georgia, as part of a scheme to maximize its profits, according to a class action lawsuit the Southern...

Immigrant Justice
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Date Filed

July 20, 2018

The Trump administration used detained immigrant children as bait to arrest immigrants who came forward to sponsor them for release – a scheme that has left thousands of children detained in detention facilities across the country. The SPLC, the Legal Aid Justice Center, and the law firm of...

Immigrant Justice
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Date Filed

November 07, 2018

The Martinez family was traveling along a Mississippi highway in 2017 – on their way to a vacation – when a sheriff’s deputy stopped them for no apparent reason. The family was then detained by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office for approximately four hours based solely on the fact that they...

Immigrant Justice
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Date Filed

November 09, 2018

After the Trump administration declared migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border between ports of entry ineligible for asylum, the SPLC filed a federal lawsuit challenging the asylum ban.

The lawsuit, filed in San Francisco, charges the administration with violating the Immigration and...

Immigrant Justice
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Date Filed

December 03, 2018

Peter Sean Brown was illegally detained in Florida’s Monroe County jail for deportation despite his repeated pleas to authorities that he was a U.S. citizen and the county’s own jail file showing that he was born in Philadelphia. The SPLC filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Brown, whose Fourth...

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