Advocates Win Federal Court Appointment of Special Master to Oversee ICE Custody Releases

Citing a “history of noncompliance,” a federal judge orders a special master to monitor and oversee custody reviews and releases for people at heightened risk of COVID-19 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2020 Contact: Jeff Migliozzi, jeff.migliozzi@splcenter.org, (334) 303-1261 RIVERSIDE, Calif.…

Disability rights advocates sue Trump Administration for “Migrant Protection Protocols”

Class action lawsuit seeks relief for asylum seekers with disabilities living in Mexico. SAN DIEGO, Cal. – Today, asylum seekers with disabilities who are forced to wait for immigration proceedings in Mexico filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration for…
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Court Holds Case Challenging TDOC’S Failure to Accommodate Deaf Prisoners Can Proceed

In an important decision for the enforcement of disability rights in Tennessee, the Middle District of Tennessee held that Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT), the state’s Protection & Advocacy (P&A) organization, has standing to file a lawsuit to protect the civil…

Lawsuit: Law enforcement fails to provide Oregonians with disabilities equal access to Portland demonstrations

Dispersal tactics violate the Americans with Disabilities Act, chill plaintiffs’ right to free speech Portland, Oregon—A lawsuit filed last night on behalf of people with disabilities in federal district court in Portland argues that law enforcement tactics fail to provide…

Advocates Take ICE Back to Court Requesting Enforcement of Previous Ruling to Protect People in Custody from COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2020 Attorneys from national civil rights organizations seek to enforce earlier order to ensure the safety of thousands of people in detention RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Last night civil rights advocates filed a motion to enforce…