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


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Morales v. Chadbourne (2012)

Category: Discrimination    Racial/Ethnic Discrimination    Due Process    Immigration    

About This Case:
This is a lawsuit on behalf of Ada Morales, a North Providence resident who has twice been detained as a deportable “alien” even though she is a U.S. citizen. The lawsuit alleges that federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials and Rhode Island officials often bypass Constitutional requirements and safeguards when they detain individuals on immigration grounds.

Current Status:
In August 2017, the ACLU of RI settled this lawsuit on behalf of Ada Morales.

ACLU Attorneys:
Mark Freel, Erika Lindberg, Omar Jadwat, Kate Desormeau

Related Documents
Related News Releases
  • Aug 08, 2017 - ACLU Settles Lawsuit on Behalf of U.S. Citizen Unlawfully Detained at ACI as a Deportable “Alien”
  • Jan 24, 2017 - Court Finds Immigration Officials Violated Constitution in Detaining U.S. Citizen
  • Nov 17, 2015 - Court Filings Show Immigration Officials Issue Detainers Against U.S. Citizens
  • Jul 17, 2015 - Appeals Court Rules Immigration Officials May Be Held Accountable For Unlawful Detention
  • Jul 17, 2014 - ACLU Applauds State’s Adoption of New Immigration Detainer Policy
  • Feb 13, 2014 - Court Holds Immigration and Corrections Officials May be Liable for Unlawful Detention of US Citizen
  • Apr 24, 2012 - ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Immigration Agency’s Unlawful Detention of U.S. Citizen