New York lawyer common weighs lawsuit over deportation moratorium

February 17, 2021

New York attorney general Letitia James cited 16 attorneys general in filing an amicus letter in a Texas state lawsuit against the Biden administration. Texas filed a lawsuit to stop Biden’s deportation moratorium and a judge had issued an injunction against the moratorium while the case continued. Texas had a last-minute deal with the Trump administration that would make it difficult for the Biden administration to implement measures that the Republican-held border state disapproves of. James argued that the agreement was unlawful and raised questions about federal immigration enforcement in New York and the other states. New York CaribNews

In other local immigration news …

Why I went on a hunger strike against ICE in New Jersey

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In recent months, immigrants detained in three New Jersey county prisons led an unprecedented wave of hunger strikes demanding release and better conditions as the prison failed to respond to rampant COVID-19 outbreaks. Lautaro – that’s not his real name – was one of the strike leaders in Hudson County Jail, where he has been incarcerated for less than a year. He was arrested by U.S. immigration and customs officials when he was leaving a meeting with his probation officer on a charge he previously had time on. On Tuesday, Documented posted a story about his experience. Read more under Documented

NYLAG wins appeal in FOIA lawsuit for access to BIA decisions

The New York Legal Assistance Group won its lawsuit to force the Immigration Board of Appeal to make unpublished decisions on immigration cases publicly available under the Freedom of Information Act. BIA decisions are often cited by the BIA and the judges when they come to conclusions, but they are not made widely publicly available. NYLAG asked the BIA to publish all of its decisions since November 1996 and in the future. In the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the judges ruled 2-1 in favor of NYLAG that the FOIA granted them the right to access those decisions. A Trump representative, Judge Michael Park, disagreed. PFAW

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