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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 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
2 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
3 Cities of Chelsea and Lawrence v. Trump
1:17-cv-10214-GAO (D. Mass.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
United States
Immigration and/or the Border
Presidential Authority
IM-MA-0009
Coding Complete
4 City of Richmond v. Trump
3:17-cv-01535 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2017 - Closed
United States
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0090
Coding Complete
5 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
6 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
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7 Northwest Immigrants 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
8 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
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 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
16 City of Philadelphia v. Sessions
2:17-cv-03894-MMB (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
United States Attorney General
Attorney General
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-PA-0015
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17 State Of New York v. Trump
1:17-cv-05228 (E.D.N.Y.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
President of the United States
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NY-0055
Coding Complete
18 Regents of University of California v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
3:17-cv-05211 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0095
Coding Complete
19 State of California v. Department of Homeland Security
3:17-cv-05235-MEJ (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0096
Coding Complete
20 Gonzalez Torres v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
3:17-cv-01840-JM-NLS (S.D. Cal.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0097
Coding Complete
21 City of San Jose v. Trump
3:17-cv-05329 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
President Donald J. Trump
United States of America
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0098
Coding Complete
22 Garcia v. United States of America
3:17-cv-05380 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0099
Coding Complete
23 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People v. Trump
1:17-cv-01907-CRC (D.D.C.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
President of the United States
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0032
Coding Complete
24 Sierra Club v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
4:17-cv-05273-KAW (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0100
Coding Complete
25 Defenders of Wildlife v. Duke
3:17-cv-01873-JM-AGS (S.D. Cal.)
Filed 2017 - Closed
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0101
Coding Complete
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