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Case Name Grace v. Sessions IM-DC-0054
Docket / Court 1:18-cv-01853 ( D.D.C. )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) Immigration and/or the Border
Special Collection Take Care
Trump Immigration Enforcement Order Challenges
Attorney Organization ACLU Affiliates (any)
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Federalism (including 10th Amendment)
Content of Injunction
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Reporting
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
General
Juveniles
Immigration/Border
Asylum - criteria
Asylum - procedure
Constitutional rights
Convention against Torture
Deportation - criteria
Deportation - judicial review
Deportation - procedure
Refugees
National Origin/Ethnicity
Hispanic
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.
Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. §§ 1101 et seq.
Defendant(s) US Citizenship and Immigration Services
US Department of Homeland Security
US Department of Justice
US Executive Office for Immigration Review
Plaintiff Description A group of adults and children who sought and were denied asylum in the U.S. at the credible fear stage during expedited removal proceedings.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Affiliates (any)
Class action status sought No
Class action status outcome Not sought
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Filed 08/07/2018
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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  Grace v. Barr
Date: Jan. 10, 2019
(American Civil Liberties Union)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Implementation of Executive Order 13768, "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States
The Washington Post
Date: May 22, 2017
By: Jefferson Sessions (U.S. Department of Justice)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Re: Implementing the President's Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements Policies (Final, 2/20/2017)
dhs.gov
Date: Feb. 20, 2017
By: DHS Secretary John Kelly (United States Department of Homeland Security)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  Re: Enforcement of the Immigration Laws to Serve the National Interest (Final, 2/20/2017)
dhs.gov
Date: Feb. 20, 2017
By: DHS Secretary John Kelly (United States Department of Homeland Security)
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  Executive Order 13767: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements
Federal Register
Date: Jan. 27, 2017
By: President Donald Trump (Office of the President)
Citation: 82 Fed. Reg. Presidential Documents 8793 (Jan. 27, 2017)
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  Executive Order 13768: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States
Federal Register
Date: Jan. 25, 2017
By: President Donald Trump (Office of the President)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

Court Docket(s)
D.D.C.
11/12/2020
1:18-cv-1853
IM-DC-0054-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
D.D.C.
08/07/2018
Complaint [ECF# 1]
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D.D.C.
08/09/2018
Order [ECF# 22] (2018 WL 3812445)
IM-DC-0054-0001.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
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D.D.C.
10/02/2018
Brief of the Tahirih Justice Center, et al. as Amici Curiae in Support of Plaintiffs' Opposition and Motion for Summary Judgment [ECF# 80]
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D.D.C.
10/02/2018
Brief of Administrative Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Plaintiffs [ECF# 81]
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D.D.C.
10/02/2018
Brief for the District of Columbia and the States of California, Colorado, [...] and Washington as Amici Curiae in Support of the Plaintiffs [ECF# 82]
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D.D.C.
10/03/2018
Brief of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as Amicus Curiae of Plaintiffs' Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment [ECF# 84]
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D.D.C.
12/19/2018
Order [ECF# 105]
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D.D.C.
12/19/2018
Memorandum Opinion [ECF# 106] (344 F.Supp.3d 96)
IM-DC-0054-0007.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
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D.D.C.
01/25/2019
Memorandum Opinion and Order [ECF# 124] (2019 WL 329572)
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U.S. Court of Appeals
07/31/2019
Brief of Amicus Curiae United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Support of Plaintiffs-Appellees [Ct. of App. ECF# 41]
IM-DC-0054-0010.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
U.S. Court of Appeals
08/01/2019
Brief for the District of Columbia and the States of California, Colorado, [...] and Washington as Amici Curiae in Support of Appellees [Ct. of App. ECF# 46]
IM-DC-0054-0011.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
U.S. Court of Appeals
07/17/2020
Opinion (965 F.3d 883)
IM-DC-0054-0012.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
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