Sunday, June 28, 2009

DHS Ordered to Respond to Detention Standards Lawsuit

Nina Bernstein of the New York Times writes on an interesting lawsuit in the Southern District of New York.  "Substandard and abusive conditions in immigration detention “are of the utmost importance,” a federal judge in Manhattan said Thursday, ruling that the Department of Homeland Security’s 2 ½-year delay in responding to a petition for legally enforceable regulations was “unreasonable as a matter of law.” Judge Denny Chin ordered the Obama administration to grant or deny the petition asking for detention rules within 30 days.

Stay tuned!

KJ

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