Calderon v. Nielsen - A court case that The ACLU of Rhode Island is currently involved in.


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Calderon v. Nielsen (2018)

Category: Active Case    Discrimination    Racial/Ethnic Discrimination    Due Process    Fair Administration of Justice    Immigration    

About This Case:
This is a petition for writ of habeas corpus on behalf of ICE detainee Lilian Calderon, 30, a Rhode Islander and Guatemalan immigrant mother of two who came to the U.S. when she was 3.

Current Status:
In May 2019, a federal judge ruled that the ACLU lawsuit could move forward as a class action. That ruling extends the impact of the lawsuit to many more immigrants in New England. In April 2018, the ACLU had filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s pattern of separating married couples and families pursuing lawful immigration status. The lead plaintiff in the lawsuit is Lilian Calderon.  Documents released in August 2018 revealed that ICE and USCIS conspired to arrest, detain and deport immigrants seeking legal status.

More legal documents available on the ACLU of MA website.

Adriana Lafaille, Matt Segal - ACLU of Massachusetts


Related Documents
Related News Releases
  • Aug 14, 2018 - ICE and USCIS Conspired to Arrest, Detain Immigrants Wishing to Remain with Families
  • Jun 29, 2018 - ICE Says it May Arrest And Detain Immigrants Showing up for Interviews to Change Legal Status
  • Apr 11, 2018 - ACLU Files Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Immigrant Couples Torn Apart by ICE
  • Feb 21, 2018 - ICE Cites “Lack of Child Care Issues” and “Availability of Bed Space” As Reasons for Detention
  • Feb 16, 2018 - Judge Demands Explanation on Why ICE Detained Rhode Island Mother of Two
  • Feb 13, 2018 - RI Mother of Two Released from ICE Detention Following ACLU Lawsuit
  • Feb 06, 2018 - ACLU Sues to Release Mother of Two From ICE Detention