FOIA Lawsuit on Use of Expedited Removal Against Families

FOIA Lawsuit on Use of Expedited Removal Against Families

American Immigration Council v. DHS, No. 14-cv-8403 (SDNY filed Oct. 21, 2014)

STATUS:
Pending

On October 21, 2014, the American Immigration Council, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, with co-counsel, the National Immigration Law Center and Jenner & Block LLP, filed a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act to compel the release of government documents regarding the use of the expedited removal process against families with children, including those detained by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Artesia, New Mexico. The suit was filed in the federal district court for the Southern District of New York.

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