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Civil Rights Challenges to Trump Immigration Enforcement Orders

President Trump has issued a series of Executive Orders relating to immigration and refugee policy. Two immigration orders issued in January 2017, available here and here, addressed sanctuary cities and directed much heavier use of detention for those seeking lawful status, an increase to the number of deportation officers, and the building of a border wall. Then, on September 5, 2017, the administration announced its plan to repeal an Obama administration Executive Order expanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The announcement is available here.

Legal challenges ensued immediately following each action. This page collects challenges to the immigration enforcement orders, including litigation related to:
(1) Sanctuary cities/states
(2) DACA
(3) Deportations under the Trump administration
(4) Border wall construction

For cases challenging the refugee/visa order, go to this page. And for Freedom of Information Act litigation against the Trump administration, including a great deal of litigation relating to immigration and border enforcement, go to this page.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 Damus v. Nielsen
1:18-cv-00578-JEB (D.D.C.)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
United States
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0045
Coding Complete
2 City of West Palm Beach v. United States Attorney General
9:18-cv-80131-DMM (S.D. Fla.)
Filed 2018 - Closed 2018
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Justice
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-FL-0027
Coding Complete
3 States v. U.S. Department of Commerce
1:18-cv-02921-JMF (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
Department of Commerce
U.S. Census Bureau
Immigration and/or the Border
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-NY-0032
Coding Complete
4 Ms. L. v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
3:18-cv-00428 (S.D. Cal.)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
United States
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0121
Coding Complete
5 L.R. v. Azar
2:18-cv-05741 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0124
Coding Complete
6 J.S.R. v. Sessions / V.F.B. v. Sessions
C.A. No. 3:18cv1106 (VAB) (D. Conn.)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CT-0012
Coding Complete
7 Ms. J.P. v. Sessions
2:18-cv-06081 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Justice
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0126
Washington
Coding Complete
8 N.T.C. v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
3:18-cv-01626-DMS-JLB (S.D. Cal.)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0128
Coding Complete
9 Teneng v. Trump
5:18-cv-01609 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Prison Conditions
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0129
Coding Complete
10 City of Los Angeles v. Sessions III
2:18-cv-07347 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
US Department of Justice
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0131
Washington
Coding Complete
11 City and County of San Francisco v. Trump
3:17-cv-00485-WHO (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
United States
Immigration and/or the Border
Presidential Authority
IM-CA-0085
Coding Complete
12 County of Santa Clara v. Trump
3:17-cv-00574 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
United States
Immigration and/or the Border
Presidential Authority
IM-CA-0089
Coding Complete
13 Cities of Chelsea and Lawrence v. Trump
1:17-cv-10214-GAO (D. Mass.)
Filed 2017 - Closed
United States
Immigration and/or the Border
Presidential Authority
IM-MA-0009
Coding Complete
14 City of Richmond v. Trump
3:17-cv-01535 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2017 - Closed 2017
United States
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0090
Coding Complete
15 City of Seattle v. Trump
2:17-cv-00497-BAT (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
United States
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-WA-0033
Coding Complete
16 Texas v. Travis County
1:17-cv-00425 (W.D. Tex.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
Travis County
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-TX-0044
Travis County
Coding Complete
17 Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) v. Sessions
2:17-cv-00716 (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
Department of Justice
Executive Office for Immigration Review
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-WA-0034
Coding Complete
18 City of El Cenizo v. State of Texas
5:17-cv-00404 (W.D. Tex.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
State of Texas
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-TX-0045
Coding Complete
19 El Paso County v. State of Texas
5:17-cv-00459 (W.D. Tex.)
Filed 2017 - Closed 2017
State of Texas
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-TX-0046
Coding Complete
20 City of San Antonio v. Texas
5:17-cv-00489-OLG (W.D. Tex.)
Filed 2017 - Closed 2017
State of Texas
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-TX-0047
Coding Complete
21 Colotl Coyotl v. Kelly
1:17-cv-01670-MHC (N.D. Ga.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-GA-0010
Coding In Process
22 Hamama v. Adducci
2:17-cv-11910 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Immigration and Immigration Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-MI-0005
Coding Complete
23 City of Chicago v. Sessions
1:17-cv-05720 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Justice
Immigration and/or the Border
Public Benefits / Government Services
IM-IL-0020
Coding Complete
24 City and County of San Francisco v. Sessions
3:17-cv-04642-WHO (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Justice
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0093
Coding Complete
25 State of California v. Sessions
3:17-cv-04701 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Justice
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0094
Coding Complete
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