Orantes-Hernandez v. Holder (formerly Orantes-Hernandez v. Gonzales)
Challenging abuses in the immigration detention and removal system.
THE 9th CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS AFFIRMED the district court's decision in this case, and on July 6, 2009, the U.S. Dept. of Justice filed a notice that it would not be filing a petition for rehearing. The appellate court's decision is therefore final. (4/6/09, PDF)
Court Upholds Nationwide Injunction of Immigration Detention and Removal Processing Abuses (Immigrants' Rights Update, Oct. 5, 2007)
- Injunction Upheld: Judge Finds Widespread Abuses in Immigrant Detention: Troubling Evidence That Asylum Seekers' Rights Are Not Respected (Tues., July 31, 2007). (News release in Spanish.) (7/31/07)
Orantes-Hernandez v. Gonzales, No. 82-01107 MMM(VBKx) (C.D.Cal. Nov. 26, 2007).
(Modified, Consolidated Injunction).
Orantes-Hernandez v. Gonzales, No. 82-01107 MMM(VBKx) (C.D.Cal. July 24, 2007).
(Amended Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendants' Motion to Dissolve the Orantes Injunction).
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, filed Mar. 15, 2007, re: observations and evaluations of or reports about detention conditions in U.S. facilities.
Protections for Detained Salvadorans after a Worksite Raid
Attorneys and legal workers representing persons detained in worksite raids should be aware of two provisions of a permanent injunction that apply nationwide to nationals of El Salvador detained by immigration authorities.
Court Upholds Nationwide Injunction of Immigration Detention and Removal Processing Abuses (IRU, 10/5/07)