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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 U.T. v. Barr
1:20-cv-00116-EGS (D.D.C.)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Justice
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0068
Coding Complete
2 P.L v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
1:19-cv-01336-ALC (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NY-0067
Coding Complete
3 Innovation Law Lab v. Nielsen
3:19-cv-00807 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0144
Washington, D.C.
Coding Complete
4 Bhattarai v. Nielsen
3:19-cv-00731 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0145
Washington, D.C.
Coding Complete
5 Ryan v. ICE
1:19-cv-11003 (D. Mass.)
Filed 2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-MA-0017
Coding Complete
6 Kiakombua v. McAleenan
1:19-cv-01872 (D.D.C.)
Filed 2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0062
Coding Complete
7 Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition v. Trump
1:19-cv-02117 (D.D.C.)
Filed 2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0063
Coding Complete
8 Irish International Immigrant Center, Inc. v. Cuccinelli
1:19-cv-11880-IT (D. Mass.)
Filed 2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-MA-0018
Coding Complete
9 Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project v. Barr
1:19-cv-06443-JMF (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 2019 - Case Ongoing
Attorney General of the United States
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NY-0068
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10 Centro Presente, Inc. v. McAleenan
1:19-cv-02840 (D.D.C.)
Filed 2019 - Case Ongoing
Attorney General William Barr
U.S. Attorney General
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0064
District of Columbia County
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11 State of New York v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
1:19-cv-07777 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 2019 - Case Ongoing
United States Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NY-0069
Coding Complete
12 State of Washington v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
4:19-cv-05210-RMP (E.D. Wash.)
Filed 2019 - Case Ongoing
United States Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-WA-0043
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13 Doe v. Trump
3:19-cv-01743-SB (D. Or.)
Filed 2019 - Case Ongoing
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
Public Benefits / Government Services
IM-OR-0009
Coding Complete
14 Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center v. Wolf
1:19-cv-03640 (D.D.C.)
Filed 2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0067
District of Columbia County
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15 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
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16 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
17 State of New York 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
18 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
19 State of Washington v. United States of America
2:18-cv-00939-RAJ (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-WA-0037
Coding Complete
20 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
21 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
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
IM-CT-0012
Coding Complete
22 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
23 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
24 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
25 Pars Equality Center v. Pompeo
2:18-cv-01122 (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-WA-0040
Coding Complete
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