We filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s new rule that massively expands fast-track deportations (called “expedited removal”) without a fair legal process such as a court hearing or access to an attorney.

The expanded expedited removal rule took effect July 23 and targets immigrants nationwide who cannot prove they have been in the U.S. continuously for two years or more.

Prior to the rule, expedited removal was limited to a 100-mile zone from the border; to those who arrived by sea; and to those who had been in the U.S. for 14 days or fewer.

Hundreds of thousands of people living anywhere in the U.S. are at risk of being separated from their families and expelled from the country without any recourse.

We are challenging the expansion of expedited removal as a violation of due process, federal administrative law, and federal immigration law.

The case was filed on behalf of Make the Road New York, LUPE (La Union del Pueblo Entero), and We Count!, organizations that serve immigrant communities.

Pro Bono Law Firm(s)

American Immigration Council, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Date filed

August 6, 2019



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