Plaintiffs Will Continue Fight to Halt Dangerous and Unconstitutional Practices by EOIR and ICE

Plaintiffs Will Continue Fight to Halt Dangerous and Unconstitutional Practices by EOIR and ICE

April 28, 2020

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2020— Today’s Court decision denying the emergency temporary restraining order in NIPNLG, et al., v. EOIR, et al., is deeply disappointing. This lawsuit was brought against the Executive Office for Immigration Review and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to protect the health of immigration attorneys, immigrants, and the public from the impact of dangerous and unconstitutional policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the Immigration Justice Campaign—a joint initiative of the American Immigration Council and AILA—are represented by NIPNLG and the law firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

We will continue to vigorously pursue all options to halt these dangerous practices and ensure that EOIR and ICE respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in a way that meets the needs of the detainees, counsel, court staff, and communities as well as the due process guarantees enshrined in the Constitution.

More information about the litigation is available at the link here.

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For more information, contact:

Maria Frausto at [email protected] or 202-507-7526; George Tzamaras, [email protected], 202-507-7649; or Sirine Shebaya, [email protected], 202-656-4788.

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