Last Friday, 3 federal judges in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles ruled to block Trump policies to expand expedited removal, allow children to be detained indefinitely, and rely on a flawed database to issue detainers for people held by local law enforcement. U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee ruled against undoing the Flores Settlement. The Flores Settlement set standards and limitations for detention, release, and treatment of migrant children in federal custody. U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson issued a preliminary injunction blocking nationwide expedited removal, which would have allowed nationwide implementation of fast deportations without a judge for undocumented immigrants in the U.S. less than two years. U.S. District Judge André Birotte Jr. ruled for the plaintiffs in a class-action suit against ICE for requesting detainers based on a “deficient” database that allowed immigration detainers to be issued for some U.S. citizens.

– Weekly Immigration Briefing by Olivia Hester, Immigration Law Analyst at Docketwise

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