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.
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.
Adriana Lafaille, Matt Segal - ACLU of Massachusetts