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Justice Department Announces Immigration Lawsuit Settlement With McDonald’s

November 30th, 2015 by Simply Justice

A statement from the U.S. Justice Department revealed that the agency reached an immigration lawsuit settlement with the McDonald’s restaurant chain. The immigration lawsuit settlement involved accusations against the fast food giant of discriminatory practices against immigrant employees. The settlement stems from an investigation into how the restaurant chain treated immigrants classified as “lawful permanent […]

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Obama Immigration Lawsuit Could Go To U.S. Supreme Court

November 13th, 2015 by Simply Justice

Obama administration officials announced that they plan to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling that blocked last year’s executive orders. Officials with the Justice Department stated that they want the appeals court decision on the Obama immigration lawsuit reversed. The lower court’s decision on the Obama immigration lawsuit overruled the […]

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Oregon Immigration Lawsuit Calls 2014 Ballot Measure Vote “Unconstitutional”

November 10th, 2015 by Simply Justice

An Oregon immigration lawsuit filed this week claims that the vote on a 2014 ballot measure denying undocumented immigrants from obtaining Oregon driver cards is unconstitutional. The Oregon immigration lawsuit alleges that the defeated ballot measure, known as Measure 88, “arbitrarily” prevents undocumented immigrants from obtaining drivers’ licenses. The suit claims that the immigrants were […]

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Immigration Lawsuit Targets Texas Sheriff

October 29th, 2015 by Simply Justice

A Texas sheriff is the target of an immigration lawsuit claiming that she detained undocumented immigrants and denied them due process under the law. The immigration lawsuit claims that Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez held at least 16 immigrants for more than 48 hours after their bonds had been set. In some cases, according to […]

President Obama On Immigration Lawsuit: “The Law Is On Our Side”

October 16th, 2015 by Simply Justice

In response to an immigration lawsuit filed by the attorneys general of 26 states, President Barack Obama claimed that he would win and that his controversial executive orders on undocumented immigrants would stand. Earlier this week, he told the New York Times that, “The law is on our side.” The immigration lawsuit has been contested […]

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Immigration Lawsuit Claims Texas Denies Birth Certificates to Texas-Born Immigrant Children

October 9th, 2015 by Simply Justice

A federal judge in Austin heard arguments on an immigration lawsuit regarding a recent policy. The suit revolves around a policy change concerning a specific identification form, known as a “matricula consular”, used by undocumented immigrants. The immigration lawsuit claims that the state’s refusal to accept the “matricula” form prevents undocumented parents of Texas-born children […]

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Green Card Applicants File Immigration Lawsuit Over Denials

October 5th, 2015 by Simply Justice

At least a dozen highly-skilled immigrants have filed an immigration lawsuit against the U.S. State Department over a last-minute denial of their permanent residency applications. The permanent residency program, better known as a “green card”, allows immigrants with specific skills to stay in the country. The immigration lawsuit alleges that the State Department and the […]

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New Mexico Attorneys File Motion in Immigration Lawsuit

September 30th, 2015 by Simply Justice

Attorneys for a New Mexico county jail filed a motion in an immigration lawsuit involving the detaining of illegal immigrants. The motion seeks to prevent the U.S. government from removing itself as a defendant in an ongoing immigration lawsuit. Attorneys with the San Juan County jail allege that federal authorities are seeking to “disclaim responsibility” […]

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Immigration Lawsuit Decision Allows Four More Immigrants Entry Into U.S.

September 23rd, 2015 by Simply Justice

A recent decision in a class-action immigration lawsuit has allowed four more Mexican immigrants to enter the U.S. at the San Ysidro entry station. The immigrants will be allowed to stay in the U.S. while federal officials determine their immigration status. The suit stems from claims that U.S. Border Patrol agents used coercive tactics against […]

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Immigration Lawsuit Claims Border Patrol Destroyed Evidence

September 8th, 2015 by Simply Justice

An attorney for an immigrants rights group claims in an immigration lawsuit that U.S. Border Patrol agents destroyed evidence showing that the agency held immigrants in unsafe and unclean cells. Harold McElhinny told U.S. District Court Judge David Bury that the agency showed “reckless disregard” by recording over video files that showed the conditions in […]

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