University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "SUMMARY:The Nationwide Perez-Fuñez Permanent Injunction Provisions for Unaccompanied Children in DHS Custody"
Date June 2014
Author National Immigration Law Center
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Abstract The Perez-Fuñez injunction is a nationwide class action permanent injunction that requires the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to take certain steps before removing unaccompanied children to their countries of origin via voluntary departure. The injunction was originally entered in 1984, was modified and made permanent in 1985, and further modified in 1986. This document summarizes the injunction’s requirements as it remains in place today. Although removal proceedings did not exist at the time the injunction was entered, class counsel believe that the injunction would apply with equal force to today’s removal proceedings regardless of whether unaccompanied minors are being removed via regular removal proceedings or expedited removal.

This Resource Relates To
case Perez-Funez v. U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (IM-CA-0036)

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