The lawsuit challenges the practice by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of transferring immigrant detainees from New England to ICE detention facilities in southern states.
The lawsuit seeks to compel USCIS to release information about how the Boston and Newark asylum offices assess asylum requests. The lawsuit comes after advocates observed a marked decrease in asylum approvals from the Boston Sub-Office, especially for asylum seekers from central African countries.
ACLU affiliates in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont filed a federal lawsuit challenging the use of unconstitutional border patrol checkpoints that frequently occur on I-93 in Woodstock, New Hampshire, and elsewhere in northern New England.
The ACLU of Maine filed suit on behalf of Joseph Denbow and Sean Ragsdale, who are being held by the Maine Department of Corrections. Both men have been denied medical furlough, despite being medically vulnerable to serious illness and death from COVID-19.
The ACLU of Maine filed a petition for post-conviction review on behalf of Joseph Denbow. The petition challenges Mr. Denbow's prison sentence which, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, risks becoming a death sentence.
A federal court has issued a preliminary injunction blocking the suspension of a Cape Elizabeth High School student for so-called bullying after she posted a note in the girl’s bathroom about sexual assault among students.