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Case Name Hurtado v. Reno IM-CO-0004
Docket / Court 1:98-cv-01865-JLK ( D. Colo. )
State/Territory Colorado
Case Type(s) Immigration and/or the Border
Case Summary
On August 27 1998, a deaf alien awaiting deportation as an aggravated felon, filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado on behalf of all deaf prisoners held at the Wackenhut Correctional Corporation, United States Immigration and Naturalization ... read more >
On August 27 1998, a deaf alien awaiting deportation as an aggravated felon, filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado on behalf of all deaf prisoners held at the Wackenhut Correctional Corporation, United States Immigration and Naturalization Detention Facility. Plaintiff sought declaratory and injunctive relief to remedy the conditions of confinement. He asserted violations of the Constitution, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

While the case was pending, the plaintiff was deported his native Mexico. The government then moved to dismiss the case for lack of jurisdiction and failure to state a claim. The District Court (Judge John L. Kane) granted the government's motion and dismissed the action. Hurtado v. Reno, 34 F. Supp 2d.1261, 3 (D.C. Colo. 1999). The case was closed on February 3, 1999.

Miles Chan - 07/05/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Immigration/Border
Constitutional rights
Detention - conditions
Detention - procedures
Plaintiff Type
State Plaintiff
Causes of Action Bivens
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) United States, District Attorney, Immigration and Naturalization Service
Plaintiff Description A group of deaf aliens awaiting deportation at the Wackenhut Correctional Corporation, United States Immigration and Naturalization Detention Facility.
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Unknown
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Case Closing Year 1999
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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  SUMMARY:The Nationwide Perez-Fuñez Permanent Injunction Provisions for Unaccompanied Children in DHS Custody
www.nilc.org
Date: June 2014
By: National Immigration Law Center (National Immigration Law Center)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
98-cv-01865-JLK (D. Colo.)
IM-CO-0004-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/04/1999
General Documents
Opinion (34 F.Supp.2d 1261) (D. Colo.)
IM-CO-0004-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 02/03/1999
Source: Google Scholar
Judges Kane, John L. Jr. (D. Colo.)
IM-CO-0004-0001
Plaintiff's Lawyers Salvator, Jim (Colorado)
IM-CO-0004-0001 | IM-CO-0004-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Hegarty, Michael E. (Colorado)
IM-CO-0004-0001 | IM-CO-0004-9000

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