Immigration Detention | Detención Inmigratoria

Individuals released from 'mandatory' immigration detention reunite with their families.

Individuals released from "mandatory" immigration detention reunite with their families. Left to right: Cesar Chavarria and his fiancee; Mackendy Calice and his family; Clayton Gordon and his son; Richard Thompson and his family


The ACLU of Massachusetts is fighting to ensure that noncitizens who are placed in immigration proceedings receive a fair and individual determination of whether detention during their removal proceedings is warranted. The ACLU has challenged the government’s application of "mandatory" immigration detention and the adequacy of the procedures used to determine whether noncitizens will be detained or released during their immigration proceedings.

La ACLU de Massachusetts está luchando para asegurar que las personas inmigrantes sometidas a procedimientos de inmigración, reciban una determinación justa e individual de si la detención durante sus procesos de deportación es justificable. La ACLU ha cuestionado la aplicación del gobierno de la figura de detención "obligatoria" de inmigrantes y la adecuación de los procedimientos usados para determinar si las personas inmigrantes serán detenidas o liberadas mientras se adelantan sus procesos inmigratorios.

In Gordon v. Johnson, the ACLU and its partners obtained a class action ruling making more than 100 Massachusetts detainees a year eligible for individual bond hearings. The federal district court's ruling allows dozens of noncitizens every year to be released from detention and remain with their families while their immigration cases are resolved. Although a panel of the First Circuit upheld the legal basis for the district court's ruling, the full Court granted the government's petition for rehearing en banc. The case is currently pending before the First Circuit. As of January 2015, more than 50 people have been released from immigration detention under a court order in Gordon.

En el pleito Gordon v. Johnson, la ACLU y sus asociados obtuvieron fallo favorable en una sentencia de acción de clase, con esta decisión más de 100 detenidos al año en el estado de Massachusetts son elegibles para audiencias individuales de fianza. La resolución del Tribunal del Distrito permite a docenas de personas inmigrantes, cada año, ser puestas en libertad y regresar con sus familias mientras sus casos de inmigración son resueltos. El caso está pendiente en la Corte de Apelaciones para el Primer Circuito de los EE.UU.

In Castaneda v. Souza, the ACLU successfully argued as amicus that the government had improperly subjected Leiticia Castaneda to detention without an individual bond hearing. The case resulted in Ms. Castaneda's release. It is on appeal in the First Circuit.

En el pleito de Castaneda v. Souza, la ACLU argumentó con éxito que el gobierno había sometido incorrectamente a Leiticia Castaneda a detención sin una audiencia de fianza. El pleito resultó en la liberación de la Señora Castaneda y está pendiente en la Corte de Apelaciones.

In Lavrinenko v. Horgan, the ACLU challenged the adequacy of procedures that justified our client's two-year detention during the pendency of his immigration case. Mr. Lavrinenko was released on bond before the resolution of his detention claim at the First Circuit.

En el pleito de Lavrinenko v. Horgan, la ACLU desafió la idoneidad de los procedimientos que justificaron la detención por dos años de nuestro cliente, durante la pendencia de su pleito de inmigración. Sr. Lavrinenko salió bajo fianza antes de la resolución de su pleito en la Corte de Apelaciones.

Media

10.7.14

Federal appeals court limits "mandatory" immigration detention
ACLU of Massachusetts media release

Appeals Court Restricts Mandatory Immigration Detention
National Law Journal

9.18.14

26 people win release from 'mandatory' immigration detention
ACLU of Massachusetts media release

8.21.14

Editorial: Mandatory immigration detention policy must be revisited
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

7.23.14

Gordon v. Johnson bond hearings reunite immigrant families
ACLU of Massachusetts media release

7.5.14

Two federal court rulings could result in release of 100 immigrants from jails across Massachusetts
Boston Globe

6.12.14

Scaling back mandatory immigration detention
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

5.30.14

Aclaran derechoes de inmigrantes en procesor de deportación
WUNI

5.23.14

Ruling Says Immigrants Cannot Be Detained Indefinitely Without Timely Bond Hearing
WBUR

Federal judge requires government provide bond hearings to dozens of ACLU immigrant clients
ACLU of Massachusetts media release

3.14.14

Two more immigrants released on bond after federal judge's ruling
News release

11.20.13

Victory! ACLU immigration client Richard Gordon reunites with his family!
News release

11.5.13

Jailed detainee may get bond
Boston Globe

10.25.13

Living in legal limbo
Worcester Telegram and Gazette

8.15.13

ACLU files suits over 'mandatory detention'
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

8.12.13

Caught by a harsh policy
Worcester Telegram and Gazette

8.9.13

Federal government wrongly incarcerates dozens in Massachusetts jails under "mandatory detention" provision
News release

8.8.13

Locked Up: Class-Action Lawsuits Challenge Mandatory Detention of Immigrants
National ACLU Blog

Documents

Gordon v. Napolitano

Complaint
District Court Order Granting Writ of Habeas Corpus
District Court Memorandum on Grant of Habeas Corpus
District Court Order Certifying Class
District Court Summary Judgment Order
Government Opening Appellate Brief
ACLU Appellate Brief for Mr. Gordon
Amicus Brief of Immigrant Rights Clinic of Washington Sq Legal Srvcs et al in support of Mr. Gordon
Government's reply brief at the First Circuit
Panel Opinion of the First Circuit (Vacated)
Government's Petition for Rehearing En Banc
ACLU Supplemental Appellate Brief for Mr. Gordon
Government Supplemental Appellate Brief
Amicus Brief of Immigration Law Professors et al. in support of Mr. Gordon
Amicus Brief of Former Immigration Judges and DHS Officials in support of Mr. Gordon
ACLU Supplemental Reply Brief for Mr. Gordon
Government Supplemental Reply Brief

Castaneda v. Souza

District Court Order Granting Writ of Habeas Corpus
Government Opening Appellate Brief
Castaneda Appellate Brief
ACLU Amicus Appellate Brief
Government Reply Appellate Brief
Panel Opinion of the First Circuit (Vacated)
Castaneda Supplemental Appellate Brief

Lavrinenko v. Horgan

ACLU Appellate Brief for Mr. Lavrinenko
Amicus brief of NACDL, MACDL, and CPR in support of Mr. Lavrinenko
Government Appellate Brief
ACLU Appellate Reply Brief for Mr. Lavrinenko