Judge Rules to Limit Mandatory Detention of Immigrants in California

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SAN FRANCISCO -- U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of California, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, on Thursday granted a preliminary injunction in the case of Preap v. Holder. Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Asian Law Caucus and the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, with lead counsel Keker Van Nest, LLP, challenged the federal government's practice in California of detaining certain immigrants without bond, often for many months, while they face deportation proceedings.

"The decision places some necessary limits on the federal government's expansive use of mandatory detention, a practice that has been devastating immigrant families for nearly two decades," said Alison Pennington of Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus.