Orantes-Hernandez v. Holder
(formerly Orantes-Hernandez v. Gonzales)
Challenging abuses in the immigration detention and removal system
THE 9th CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS AFFIRMED the district court’s decision in this case, and on July 6, 2009, the U.S. Dept. of Justice filed a notice that it would not be filing a petition for rehearing. The appellate court’s decision (4/6/09, PDF) is therefore final.
- The Orantes Injunction (issue brief)
- Order Denying Plaintiffs’ Application for Temporary Restraining Order; Construing Plaintiffs’ Application as a Motion to Compel Discovery; Granting Plaintiffs’ Motion to Compel Discovery (7/17/14). (The court orders the Dept. of Homeland Security to allow lawyers representing the Orantes-Hernandez class to meet with detained children who fled violence in El Salvador.)
- Orantes-Hernandez v. Gonzales, No. 82-01107 MMM(VBKx) (C.D.Cal. Nov. 26, 2007).
(Modified, Consolidated Injunction).
- Orantes-Hernandez v. Gonzales, No. 82-01107 MMM(VBKx) (C.D.Cal. July 24, 2007).
(Amended Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendants’ Motion to Dissolve the Orantes Injunction).
- Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, filed Mar. 15, 2007, re: observations and evaluations of or reports about detention conditions in U.S. facilities.
- Protections for Detained Salvadorans After a Worksite Raid
Attorneys and legal workers representing persons detained in worksite raids should be aware of two provisions of a permanent injunction that apply nationwide to nationals of El Salvador detained by immigration authorities.