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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 Civil Rights Challenges to Trump Immigration Enforcement Orders
Attorney Organization ACLU Chapters (any)
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Federalism
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Immigration/Border
Asylum - criteria
Asylum - procedure
Constitutional rights
Convention against Torture
National Origin/Ethnicity
Hispanic
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
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 Chapters (any)
Class action status sought No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filing Year 2018
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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  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)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  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)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ]

  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 ]

Docket(s)
1:18-cv-1853 (D.D.C.)
IM-DC-0054-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/21/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
IM-DC-0054-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/07/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 22] (2018 WL 3812445) (D.D.C.)
IM-DC-0054-0001.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 08/09/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Sullivan, Emmet G. (D.D.C.)
IM-DC-0054-0001 | IM-DC-0054-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Clancy, Thomas P. (California)
IM-DC-0054-0002 | IM-DC-0054-9000
Dutton, Anne Kathleen Scholten (California)
IM-DC-0054-0002 | IM-DC-0054-9000
Eiland, Katrina L. (California)
IM-DC-0054-0002 | IM-DC-0054-9000
Jadwat, Omar C. (New York)
IM-DC-0054-0002 | IM-DC-0054-9000
Lapidus, Lenora M. (New York)
IM-DC-0054-0002 | IM-DC-0054-9000
Lee, Eunice (California)
IM-DC-0054-0002 | IM-DC-0054-9000
Michelman, Scott (District of Columbia)
IM-DC-0054-0002 | IM-DC-0054-9000
Musalo, Karen (California)
IM-DC-0054-0002 | IM-DC-0054-9000
Newell, Jennifer Chang (California)
IM-DC-0054-0002 | IM-DC-0054-9000
Park, Sandra S. (New York)
IM-DC-0054-0002 | IM-DC-0054-9000
Perez, Celso Javier (New York)
IM-DC-0054-0002 | IM-DC-0054-9000
Rabinovitz, Judy (New York)
IM-DC-0054-0002 | IM-DC-0054-9000
Roth, Emma Jane (New York)
IM-DC-0054-9000
Segura, Andre (Texas)
IM-DC-0054-0002 | IM-DC-0054-9000
Spitzer, Arthur (District of Columbia)
IM-DC-0054-0002 | IM-DC-0054-9000
Wofsy, Cody H. (California)
IM-DC-0054-0002 | IM-DC-0054-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Darrow, Joseph A. (District of Columbia)
IM-DC-0054-9000
Greer, Christina P. (District of Columbia)
IM-DC-0054-9000
Press, Joshua S. (District of Columbia)
IM-DC-0054-9000
Reuveni, Erez (District of Columbia)
IM-DC-0054-9000
Other Lawyers Ho, Derek Tam (District of Columbia)
IM-DC-0054-9000
Litos, Stephanie E. (District of Columbia)
IM-DC-0054-9000
Ragland, Thomas K. (District of Columbia)
IM-DC-0054-9000
Reyes, Ana C. (District of Columbia)
IM-DC-0054-9000
Thompson, Paul Michael (Virginia)
IM-DC-0054-9000

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