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Case Name Gonzalez-Garcia v. Sessions IM-MA-0016
Docket / Court 1:18-cv-11340-GAO ( D. Mass. )
State/Territory Massachusetts
Case Type(s) Immigration and/or the Border
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
Immigration status
Family reunification
Habeas Corpus
Placement in shelters
Youth / Adult separation
Constitutional rights
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Special Case Type
Type of Facility
Non-government non-profit
Causes of Action Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Ex parte Young (federal or state officials)
Habeas Corpus, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2241-2253; 2254; 2255
Mandamus, 28 U.S.C. § 1361
Defendant(s) Attorney General of the United States
Director, ICE Field Office for Enforcement Removal Operations in Houston, TX
Office of Refugee Resettlement
Southwest Key Programs
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Plaintiff Description Asylum-seeker from Guatemala who fled to Arizona with her seven-year-old daughter, who was then separated from her and detained for a prolonged period despite repeated pleas for reunification.
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Reunification occurred; case voluntarily dismissed
Source of Relief None
Filing Year 2018
Case Closing Year 2018
Case Ongoing No
1:18-cv-11340 (D. Mass.)
IM-MA-0016-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/05/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
IM-MA-0016-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/27/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction [ECF# 2]
IM-MA-0016-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/27/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges O'Toole, George A. Jr. (D. Mass.) show/hide docs
Plaintiff's Lawyers Church, Susan (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
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Lafaille, Adriana (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
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Lippman, Julia A.C. (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
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Rauseo-Ricupero, Ronaldo (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
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Segal, Matthew (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
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Yountz, Heather (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Farquhar, Rayford A. (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
Piemonte-Stacy, Eve (Massachusetts) show/hide docs

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