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Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed uslzalu Page THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT COLUMBIA
Halim BALDE. yunim Albany MATUTE EANEGAS,
Celinda Amely 1101)me LEMUS, Pun 15512:!
Debenuan Caller, 27991 Bum Vista Blvd, Emacs. 78566; 5m: TERM-HM. South Texas Damian Cullen
566 chns Drive, Fumll, 711061: Mlkailll mum-u
Laredo 13mm. Cram, A7122 Slundzxs, Lenin,
71401,
Plum-m. CivllAc anNn.
CnmEI-lm Iol I_n,nt
Elnin: DUKE. Seaman am: nepmem Dean-mg kellel
Hmlml Security, Washinglan, 2052s; mm]!
HUMAN, Amng Dimmer Mus, lmrmgxuuon and
Cumms rmcmmt ICE), 500 St, sw,
Wuhingmn, 20536: Mamigw ALBENCE. [CE
Emmy: Asmcill: Dinah)! marlin-.1 and Rzmnval
Ops-muons. 51., sw, Washingwn. 10536;
Phillip MlLLER. ICE ncpuzy Executive Assistant Dim
ufEnfmwmzm animal Open nns, 5011 12m SL. sw.
Washingmn, 10535; Nathalie ASHER, 1CE Assistant
Dilectm ofFicld 0561mm: for Enforcement sud Removal
Optimal son SL, sw. Wuhillgtml. 10536;Tu
JOHNSON, [CE Axsisunk mm: far Cumdy
MIn-gnuml menfmwmm mil Rzmuval Opnra mls,
500 12m 8L, sw, Wsshinginn, 20536; Daniel 13mm,
[CE Field Dircclol for Enrmcmem and Rmnvll
Openlim, 1777 Loop 41a, siiila 1500, San Ank mia, 73217; Janie BENNETT. ICE Assistant Figld 095::
Bile-71m, Punlsabcl Damian seam, 27991 Buenn Vim
Blvd, [.03 mes, 71566; FNU AGUTRRE, ICE cer. 27991 Vim 131m, Les me, 711566;
William DESTREICH. ICE cn. Z7991 Eu-l Vista
Blvd., Los Mugs, 73566; FNU QUTNTERO, ICE iccr. 27991 Ema Vim Blvd, [.011 Fmsnm, 78566;
Andwi HURON, 1CE Assistant Field ice Directm.
5mm: Taxis minim 0mm. 566 Vzkrans Drivz.
Pml 75051; FNU GROLL, ICE cer, 566
Veterans Dnve, Feemll, 73061; Robert CERNA, [CE
Axsixtxnl Field Direchm, Luedn Detzn Ccnlel,
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed uslzalu Page
4702 Saundra. man. 73401; andFNU Gamzz,
ICE 055475134702 Sluudas, Laredn, 78401,
ALL THEIR OFFICIAL CAPACITIES,
Defendanm.
COMPLAINT
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed uslzalu Page
TABLE Comm
INTRODUCTION
nmlslncl AND VENUE
PARTIES
FACTS
Lap: Background.
Defendlnh Changing Panda...
Phin lfx Anzgmnn-
Prlxnn-L Cumminm
Detendmu may Illd olu.
CAUSES 017
Due Prune
FlntAmendlnem.
APA.
PRAYERFDR RELIEF...
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed uslzalu F8984 Inczndnc The Phinli this use one young civilians who were fumed ilee their
hamdands one the nngoing vialznc: lime. All at: dmgn awn:
pmecll and/m pomne should they return. Khmer Lbln I11: United Slams .mlnwmlly, Lb: Plain manned mmlves (is. moms nous. For! !me and mquesped political asylum amhmized use. 1153(3) Inn 1221mm: passed Lhnr ura lihl: fear inimim.
Nevenheless they rennin the hnnh and prism-like conditions immigration
Mention rnni tie: while thry lwail nnl dmisiom mi: elninin fun):
below, Pllin have been detained for between Ev: and many num nnhe
ling afvhis Cumpllim. Ddendan pinshnnl (heir current policy Ind pnc demihed below. hnve
aenied pnole Lb: phinnm noon pnmliz: [ham fnx [hair mnnn
asylum-seekers; hnnlnn their right petition for Isylum Lhnl they ielinqnish
thzirclaimandzemmhnmg; nine) dzlzrathn vizljxm nfpm ammldng
asylum the Uniled suien szcndlmls pnlizien unmadm anal and vinlne ch: laws and moon Lb:
Uniled Sula, well the huic prlncipleh inlenunonnl lnw, cagm
um. minim hring mil far declnllary and injunmiv: lie: pununm
Adminism PloDed Au, (1.8.6. Seq. mm), and First Ind
rim: Amundmmtx om: Univnd Sham Cans an.
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed uslzalu Page mil v-Ill Thix Com hue snbjem muer jru-iediciiuh pilmunt use. 1331 and 134s.
Defenderus heve waived mvmign immunity fur purperer this suit pmuem
use 7m. This Com has equimhie pvwm gzwnl ihjuuehm, Ind Inkhbri
gum rieehniury reiiefuhder u.s.c. 2201 Ind 2101. This Conn has venue mum use. 1391mm Ind/M (hxz), and/or
U.S.C. 1391(:)(l)(A).
PLAINTIFFS. Plain Hsum Bride 23-year-old eihzeu auiheu cumnlly demined
11: Pan Isabzl neiermm mm. [ear heme. Cumerrur Cwlmty Tex-e. Ins detained fur seven mmhu rum Plnimi nda Amdy Lemur Rndriguzz 30-ymuld eiiieeu Gummiu.
She cuneeny den-med are Isuhel Dcmnluyn Ceuier, [05 rms,
Cameron Caumy, Tau. She herheeu dmainad fox reven immiu now. Piuruuir Junior Alheno Muruie nuuegur I9-yeumid mum Honduras.
currently dzuinerl 11: Iruhei Dnen Cemer, her Flemus, Camemn
County, Texu. has been deterred for over months aw.
.Srrm Ibrahim 31-ymwlrl fmm Ghzm. eurmuy aeuiueri Lb:
shuur Taxis Demnmyn Caner Pearu Fri-7 chumy, Tax has been demued
fut uvn rweruy mnmhs aw.
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed uslzalu Page Mikailu hllnh 25-min- china .1! Sim: Lem. deemed
Ihe Lnreiw Domitian (1mm mean, Webb Canny, Texan hem detained
far inme nn mun.
DEFENDANIS: Dcfzndam Elaine Duh: one min; Seem one Depmznl Hamglam
Swu ty. She sued 11:: omeiu cnpneiiy wide- nu: wmingian,
DC. Dcfzndant Thmnas man Ihe Acting Direcwr mus. Imigzstion Ind mems suzrl his nll capacity and msidgs Washingmn,
D.C. .D=f:ndamM:nh=wA1bmceis 1h: Exzzmiv: Associaxz Directm nfEnfmoemm Ind
Removll Open ons no) for 17.5. lmmign and mum yrocmcm. medium icill clpacity Ind lesides mclnsc Wuhingmn, De. Defmdnnt Phillip M11151 the Degmy Execimve Aim-mm Direcmr crime for Us,
lmmigu and Cumulus Enfmczmznl. sued his dll purity
resides close Wuhmglnn. Dec
12. Defendant Nnmniie Asher the Assmam Dinem Fizlrl opm in: no,
wmnn us, lmmgmhon Ind Cuilomi Enrmuneni. She sued hex ieui
parity Midas inm alas: Washingm, Defendnm Tne Johnson die Assists-II Dneemr Cusmdy megcmem for ERG,
within us. lmmigm Ind aim Enfmczmzm. sued his icial
capstmy and :65!ch close thmgwn, Dice
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed uslzalu Page
i4. Dcfzndam Daniel Bib]: the Field 055cc Diicm ERO fut us. lmmigminn
and ciistmiis Eiiriyiceiiieiit (mice Sin Anlunin, Tens. siieii his omciiii
capacity and resides iiimiieis SanAnmnin. chiitiiy, Tam.
15s Defendant Jiiiie Bennett she Amman! Field omee niieethi into for us.
ziiiiiiiguiisiii iiiii ciisisiiis Ehraiceiiieiii the Pan iiahei Detehtjsii Centei. Sh:
siied iii hes iciii cipscity siid icsidcs iii Csiiiemi lemy, Texis.
16. Demiit Agiiinc ICE cinl the vim Lsibei Center. sued his oniciii cipscity iiid icsidci iii CBIIIWH CDIIIIIY, Tan.
11me Ozmnch iii ICE cial ihe vim Inhnl Damion Cm.
siied his omciiti capacity and resides chmcitiii County, Texas.
is. Dcfzndam Qiiititzm aii Immign stiii Cums (ICE) cizl the rim
Isabel Detention Center. siieii his icisi cipseity and iesides iii chmmii
County, Texas. Defendant Andiew Hiiimi the Assistant Field omce niieetm ERG {as us.
lmmig and ciistciiis Enfnmemm the sisiitii Texas Cenies.
sued his omciii capacity siid resides iii Fi-io CDIII Texas.
20. Dcfzndnm Gmll ICE icisi sttiie Smith Tens Deiehtisiii Cm. siiesiiii
his icisi capacity and ieiides iii Fno Caiiiity,1exis.
.me Rnhm Cmn the Assistant Field mice nheeim EEO us.
Immigmtsoii ind Customs Enfoml the Liicds Detciihoii Cenies, siied
iiiiiis sinicisi cspicity iiiii iesiiiei iii Wehh Ccmiy,1exss.
12s Defends-it Games iii ICE cial the Liicdc neieiititiii Center. sued iii
his cinl capuiry siiii tesides iii Wehh chiiiity. rim.
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed uslzalu Page
Iv. M15
lEGAL BACKGRDUND
21AM the g1ohn1 devnsuuon World War the United Nurione pmruguied
1951 UN. Cnnvmtinn Rdl the Status nfRe Igpcs (My: Conveneionvq. xelevam pm, the Refugee Canvm pmvida thl sures shn11 not impore
pmaltiu gpcs for i11egn1 enuy hrerence, nhr nhnu male: pnl reun-n 1efolller) refugee nunner whnisoever the fmn ets uerrimriec where
his freednnn wmlld ihreuiened neeeuni his his; reiiginn, nnnnnniry,
manhexship punicuiur eociri group poiiiicu1 opinion. Refugee Canvzn
An. 31, An. 33.1
2A. The Unired Sum adopwd rheee prowmm signing 1he 1967 Pruweomeming
one Sm: nfRefngFen 0mm), which incnrpm-atzd Arncier 244 nfth: Refugee
Convenhion.
25.1n order cmnp1y with us. nbligmjmui undn are Pmmcnl, are Unimrl Shims
prmuuignied Ilhe Refugee Act 1980, which required Uoueri Smes esuhlish
prucerlums fnr nnneinz hyrierny preceni the Uni Slams, llnd hmdzr, port ofmtry Ipply for asylum.
April 21, 1954.139 U.N.T.s. 150. Th: lge: chmmunn chin rupumee that Halts eheu1r1 n11ow xgs mnv: freely wiLhm
their verrhnry and eheore their puree nfreriaence. 1.1 AIL 25, 0:1. 1967, 606 U.N.T.S. 267. The Uniled Sales acceded 1he Pmlncol onNovember
1963.
PubL. No. 96212. Sm. 105 (1980).
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed uslzalu Page
16. The pmhibi Imsl mlzmem enshrined nlher inrpnmnr nennee the Uniled scales, including are Inmatimwl Covennni Civil and Pali cal
Righn 11:le Inn 111: cenvenrien Against Term and Othn Cruel, Daylding 11111an haniehnnenl CATj.
17.11:: Fereign aixs Inn Remnernring Ael nf1993 went implemenr
ine m-refuulement provixion CAT (Am 3), pmolln us. policy
expel, marine, uthnwiu eireel ine invnlmlnryrenrrn ofany pexsmm ennnn-y which are substantial grvnndx believing Lhe person wnnld danger
heing nihjeelecl and nixeenng Lh: Ipplvpriaw agencies preeerihe
regrunnon: cmnpan with such policy.7
18.11:: nhieenve mere inm oml and dnzneene hws pram Ind pmv id:
safe hnyen pawns eeing immincm pmwll and/m mum their
hnnrelennr.
19. Uniler d-le curm us, mmlary when-e, persons eeing perm-hon are enniled
rennen uylum and/m CAT penneelinnr us. Enny. u.s.c.
115mm) and 1225 (hernm 9.0.12. Asylum Seekers). They need only ems inlemnriennl hrhlge mnnwny Ind preeen: rherneelver Ill: us. innnigmjnn mnnneil them. Such crummy Ind renuem are lawful.
Dan 16. 1956, 999 U.N.1.s. 171 (Inmd imn fmc: March 1976). The Unined scales
raided the ICCPR June 1992.
Dec. 10. 1984. 1465 U.N.T.S. (named inln fme June 26, 1937). The Uniled Smell ran
CAT Ocl. 21. 1994. Pub. No. 1115-277, Div. 112 Sal. 2681-822.
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed 09/26/17 Page
30.1Iiese P.o.E. asylum seekers muri referred dnsigmvod asylum fur
preliminary credible reur inIerview CH). U.s.C. lZZS(b)(I)(A)(ii); CPR.
235.3009)!
31. One die rsylum seelrer purses CPI, ire she mleis slmdsrd immigrsdoii coiirr
rerorivel pruceedinps under u.s.c. 122919
31min die CPI. delentim 17.01 asylum seekers mmdntmy.
1125(h)(1)(B)(ii1)(W). Hawcvn die petsnn passes ilre cpl, lie sire
ielersedon parole ICE. U.S.C. 1SZ(d)(5)(A); CFR 2I2.5.
33.11ie pmule decision lie reviewed immigra judge.
1003.19(h)(2)(i).
DEFENDANTS CHANGING WHClKY
34. 2009, ICE issued policy directivc ensure Mnsparvnt, consisienr, Ind
considered ICE pamle deiermiuairons arriving aliens seeking asylum die
Ilniied States. Pnrole Amvmg Aliens Found Have Credible Pesr, ICE Policy
Direeirve 11002.1 (lao. 201a) ICE Pulley Dilec ).w rlre peliey, lured
redersl regulsliuns, inslriicied ICE personnel gum parole any ssyluni seeker
who esmlilirlied lrir lrer idenuiy sud did run presem aim rislr daoper die
cornmurury. due Policy Direeirve explained eonmrued delenuoir siicii persons use slieirrsdve, die ssyliim seeker msybe plseed direedy imu iegidsrremevrl proceedings,
which eerrimenee wills use issuance cfaNoliee Appeal. u.s.c. 1225mm).
more who dolpsss theirCFl sre subjeclm expediied rernovsl. use.
1125(b)(l)(E}(iii).
nieo Acting Seereiary ch-Icrrielaud Seeuriry Kelly clari ilm dris pcliey direerive remains full fume Ind effect 12017 memo. Iruplerrieou iig are Presidents Border Security and
lmmigrsiioir Esrmemeirl Improvemems Polieies, Mcmorsiidum fmm DHS Seerelury Kelly
CEP. ICE and USCIS leadership at. (Feb. 17, 2017) Kelly Mememirdum).
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed 09/26/17 Page public imam. Id. 5.2; :52 all!) Hum mains Flu-1. 1.1mm (July 2016) lemlz).
35.1n 2014,!Jawcvn. nine was immign ung ihe snthem us.-
Menioo bonlee See meE This nuge zenulied. pun, 1mm cmardinmy
level. nfvinlznc: and tupmssian Cam-111 Amzrica. when Ill: murdzr ies mnhen
some nigheoi leveln world.
so. Lhm, unllw llly missing th: Riu Gnnne nthzr pans 11: U.S. M=xicn
border had bcwmc exuemely dmlgcmus, well cos
37. Many asylum] wgk nhoie non inln oie Uniiud sum 1-w1u11y, and ask for
asylum noon enoy puisuunno use. 1158(IX1) no.1 1225
31;. ieeponie 2014 nnge. Defzndmts begin implemem {new pnhcies inn
primiocs aimed naming asylum seekers from mining 1he Uniwd Sums,
including Ill: neoiul penile inn ole pmlangarl dzlzn v.01; uylum
ieekers. Although parole gull usually granted nuuon, pegnnni women. and
Much nbeis mzlggic boniei nee, sud: enhe mm: ufTImm pas. ienow undenhe eonnol
nonnnnnnnnl criminal oiguniunonn, who charge yininnn eeing peeeeounon high fees for the
right cross 1he honier and kill {0:171ny mull ihose who not nuke plvpa puynienl.
Falling victim icking rings ieiious risk. ensuuln. iobberien, unn innings. The
kldmpping nfasylum seekm Ina! gings heme mom nemin xeginne anoinou.
asylum clan Bnd childzm mennk ofdmwning Mpcrinhinginthc neoen whey seek safe hall/m. See eg., UNsz muons HIGH comsslmn FOR moms, WOMEN THE (201 Anion Nelson Harder Jaumnlml Reynoin Mexico Navigate Cannnuing
Dawn Rzporl Continued Gunba lizs the Street, SAN Amulun ELI-msNnv/s, May 15.
1017; Abel Fernanda, Authorilie: Raw: 11: Cuban Allegedly Kidnapped Mexican HDIdEI
Cuy,vanl-lERALD,Fcb. 12017; Sunh snllnun Where are in: Children? 132an YVRKER. 127,2015. See mu: Johnnon, Supp 154 (D. Feb. 211, 2015) (injunction imed lyiml
pmlanged deieniion riniilien), oiling Mime, ofDJ, 131W nee 572 (AG may
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed 09/26/17 Page
aduli ummpanying child, eligible ndnlu 11k: 1h: Plaintiffs It: dzniarl
wilhomjus See, e.g., (1.1111. 2I2.5(b).
39.. nopnnnd Human Righls Fim, 1h: naming: no.5. asylum
mic-nod pawl: me: panning Ihdr CFI was pmnnl 21112. 2015.1.his
gurehnddxnnpndhynimnmsopmmgmnpmmmmmls.
40.111 mdn whim this result. Defmdml: hnvn implzmmled new policy and
panic: ufgiving gran. wnght the fnmm nfdmmc: cladding pawl: lequzsm.
1):me immign unlawful 1min for subjec honn asylum
ugkzn pmlunged dalmtirm.
41.01hor hush ind unlnwrul mums implmmled 21114, such
pmllmged limunn offami es. the milling 1iugninn. 11.5.me endlessly
ciled dclmce immignliim key jumi cnion for their policy. All injunction
was inundin favmofPlaiml KLLR. F.5npp.3da190-91.
42.11: 1.1: 2016, second immignhnn hinge begun the sumhan hmdu.
Subiequcn lb: and 2016 and 21117. nuny nnyhnn ohm wan
mlnwmlly turned uwny 1.1 ports anuyby 1.1.5. cials and were forced luck Into
Main) withmll 1h: mandnory processing indium u.s.c. 115mm) and
1225. This has mulled hugnhon. See Ladu Inc. Kzlly, No. 2:17-cv-
5111 (CD. Cal. led July 12. 21117). 2017. u.s. icisds Llw Innmmced 11m die lm,chi1dlw halving he mlhern
1mm mighl mauled from their Wants {ma unsure man. Sunnmhn
Schmidl. DHS camldenng nopnmnng markers and childrzn wha the bordzr illegally.
THE WASHING!!! POST Mar 2017Y pli/(WWWWB-shinglnnponmm/DEWB/mnming-
mix/wp/ZD]7/03/07/dhs-15-wnsidz ng-wpMating- motels machillhm- whlnomon- dab binder-
legxlly mimm gbl. nddihon, undo: the Tnnnn Adminishniinn. cdminnl
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed 09/26/17 Page
113.me Ilsa ccnuinuc give prcsmrighc Lb: cim dam: rircining
ihc parole rcquern 11.0.11. arriving usyluru neclms sci forth shove.
44. mum, mmy ciignric anuiir arr wrnng- riiy dznied pmnl: and mirjccmi
prolonged and nrlrinnry ncicniinn prim-like conditions. Thin nriscurringc
iumcc nccurs ricspim icial sgmzy pniiry fawning 1h: gram pnrnic 11.0.5.
nsyium mims who ight risk dnngcr ilrc cnmmrnriiy. Thc
rcirncc ufmch pmr nccmcn 0.1: puhiic iruzrcri. 1:111 Pnhzy Dircciivc 5.1. Dcicudurus not impose inchumhlc prullmytion ight risk
dzngelmlhgmmmuniiyupanasylum ugktn.
41mm inland ihcir unions 1/.) serve richer-rm myirnn cccirern
forcing mcm aithn cndurc prpinngcci dem risk .1: Dave pcriis inyniycri
rnrluwml mien. This prncucc unjustly punishes persons likc the Plaintiffs, whn
luv: wmminnd crimcs, inr Ihglr 11.0.12. asylum ugkzu dzlzxs
cum: from seeklng king: inure Uuucd swam.
%.Mma.l crrpmn rcprm rim pcrrnnr whn cxprriznccn mmmn, sunh Lb:
Plum- urn iunhu hnnucil when they are detained I pnwn llkc conditions,
prnsccuiinns inr immigmiinn offenses cnmmihcn ihc border are now priority, including mncminccinn iiicgri entry rcmiry. Kzlly Mcrnnrmchrm 11-12.
Humn Rim-HS m1, Vioumons THE BORDER THE El. PAso SECTOR (Feb. 2017)
(nniing ilrui 2015 mmiigniinns acnrgin, New Jersey found Ihm ICE denies
nsyium mam pawl: :vzn wircn mcy met arr 11:11 purnic nircciivc guinriincs fvr rcicnnc). See
aim Pasting Elunm Ann i-iumm Rigim Firm Blng, Parole DznluLv Lead Inc-mm
Daemon, hup://www.lunnunr-ighis mmg/hing/pnroindcninis-ierd-mcrcrncd-dcicnnon-rindcr-
irump-r-errccuiivcnrrier (April 10,1017). msicums mnHumn moms, PERSEcUmN Pusan: THE Hmm
conswumcns Damon PORASYLUM SEEKERS (2003), nvauablz
hupn:Us;.nmnmnnwsmm/Pngiuporn/pmcuiinn imprisnn-Us-zoiiz.pdi.
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed 09/26/17 Page
Ill: mun pmlonged ml, many no.5. asylum hackers {:11 inm despsie,
relinquish iheir claims, and rcunn ihe dangcrs onheir lunnelends.
47. Defzndams seek premise uylllm sceleezs sunh I11: Fluimi nhsndon dieie
usylum cllinu and mum heiz heme eounu-ien. Such policy cons mtcs
ennsnucnve semnvsl. which smnunis {am rgfauleml
43.1) )le delentilm under mush pnson-lilee conditions also gemly hempem
asylum ska abiliry wark with nunmeys sun ndequniely preps-e iheie eases. Prism-Like Conditions, mfm.
49. athnsisanlmlaw mmwzighlndzlzrminingwhzlhnbuna
vicnms pasecunon such persons who hnyc passed iheii cm, should
pseoled use public inmesl.
so. Dcfzndams linvc yulidjiuu cuinn for lheir policy oldenying pawl: otherwise
elimhle p.011 asylum ugkzn. nun sueh denials Ir: diseeiminsmey. mzlhmzy.
urlnuuey, ununnul end cnp clmll
51. Funhennme. sunh deninls unlnwiully pennlize Plain far uning fur nsylum
and/or wllhhnldmg nfmlwvnl under CAT G1: Unued Scenes.
52. .esuli Dafzndanm lmlawfld pnliey, ihe rlsiniim hav: spem lmwezn
und twenty manths mllmsh nndpnson-lihe cnnduinns.
53. .11 limes xeleuml ihis lawsuit, Dcfzndmu hnve snarl knnwingly nml
mlenunnully WI mglrd the unlan unzuee und hnnuful cmlsequenccs men
minus.
54. Defendmts whims shock the conscience.
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PLAINTIFFS ALLEGATIUNS
ss. plnnn Celrndn Arreely Rodngm tennis Ararely Rndrigunz Plain Atacaly Rodriguez ymlng wnmm {mm Gnmunh. 2010. she
was fmwd nee her homeland. ingeiher wnh her erghhyerr old daughtn. nanhern Maxim, their vdJicle avenumed. leaving the child dead and
Flunh Anoely Rodngnez gravely rnyured Upnn her release {mm are huspiul Reynnsr, Mexico, Flnimi Rodrigua
was utllmng walker and was nnrn December 2015. Phin Rndxiguzz massed ihe intzrm nml bridge
annneenng Reynnsr. Mexien Ind Hrdrlgo, Texas and requerhed Isylum
pnrrnannns u.s.c. llsx(r)(l)and 1225. cials refused process Plamn fkollnguaz and mldher leave. she
was pmmpily kidnapped when she reached Mexican side nnhe bridgc. Februuy 2017, Flunu Aruely Rodriguez ngam mused die minimum!
bridge. dais um: unampmied hunnn rights mnnim and annrneya. and
again naked for pnlmerl asylum Thls time she properly processed She pained her inedible rear inreryiew March 29. 2017. yer ahe been
detained Pan lsahel Dennahnn Calm since presennng herselm due pun
oremry seven rnnalhs ago.
1-1. she has nmided her dennrminn ne! wirh ruhmnnal dnennrennarinn
family and imdswil sndnhle apnnaerher. wrilns nrnnfnrher
idznmyr She has Ilsa pmvided mdjcal records, and the 1111103219 in: swine
her fragile enndi on.
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed 09/26/17 Page Fliin Amland guu Ins nrlrninnllairinry ofmyldnd and enaered die
Unined swam legally. Althnugh us. cials Ind pmmieed imzrvicw laer .egnzding her digibi
for narnle, laer pmle reqaea: dmied willaom any such inlerview. Phinu Mandy Rud guez preeenled requesl rnr rederernainnnnn this
pmle deniaL wgedaer wiLh addilinnnl evidence, Mly 2017. When llaere reapnnae. dae renuen was fmwalded Deiendnni Bib]: 25,
zul7. Her request sabaeqaenlly deniedbyDefcndmt Eamon. The dlls invnlved 11: lninal deniele were Deiendnnir cemeiela and
Defm mthnnen. nine, Phimi Amaly Rndriguu war kg! medical ward, allegedly preyem any mined immignnt rrvm using her walker weannn. Her
ability walk and exereiae was llrnined. This limited laer aeeear are
cmnmlsury and dim bale! road, paper, and miner neeeaa-llea. sne indie general pnpnlannn and rabjeel alae lannda and prim-like
car-drums dewnhed below. This manhunt earned menial and physicnl ham and has nlxn
hampered her pmplm her ease. Plainu lraa aeeers review immigalian judg: nae deninl
pmle. The denial pm]: lnned and reenlied flum Dcfmdmkl policy
nenvdy welyalng die {mm demne deerdangherreqaesl
56. Plninli Hmm Balde:
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed 09/26/17 Page Phinu l-liiniu Bald: (hereihmei himi Bahia) young man
chines, and iueiuher ofthc ehiuio Pcuhl nglp shcie. mes cring some cihuic and cll pemccuuou minis Bald: was
forwd 11cc his hbmllnd. ruched kcyuoou, Mexico curly 2017. Phinu lanlile did uoi wish chm ihe Uuiied suies illzylly smith.
lusiehd. chose mils Lhc inieimdonnl bridge and openly sequm
asylum fmm die (is. omnids pan euhy Fcbtuary 2017. was
inkcii iuio ciisiody sud icrci-zed pmpc omciili far his credible reii
intzrview. Pluin Hilde passed his cicdihlc ions inlervicw Mmh 21, 2017. hos
oevenheless hcch ilmiued ihc Pun lsnhel Deiehnou Center since
prucnIed hiiiioclrsnhcpon orenny. losuppon orhis for penile. Plain hld: piemoed Icupy nfhisbinh
cem ohic iogciher wlth sniduvns from two childhood friends con rming his
ideniiiy, Tb: dzvils included phnluguyh ufl lhi Pluinh nilde also pieseoied loner sponsmhlp Tram Fwd shew
run die Sisichi 11f Divine vaidznc: lie-shy Sin Behiio, leiois. Th:
shclice hns sponsored uinncioiis asylum seekers iclenscd pending shcis housings
fut mm: ihnu iweuiy yenis. Th: hhgltzr has close dng mln omhip wish
Plain EEI-h E1111: cauuoi ohiniu new unuounl idmtity can withnul muming person
Guinea. which csnnoi safely do.
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immipztiun ioiala, who iequeai iii-ii Funds ieomve cmzin
immigimiva being relelwd dclamm Fliin Eald: aan gimmiihia ehioinl hankgimmd duck, con rming mania
Ills ciiniiiiul record also willing wear ankle muniwr mleiied his hiring- Dereniiaiiva naiihed him thI would iiiimiewed gutting hia pniole
mquz sud: intznriew nink place, and Plaintiff waa denied pamle.
mqllcsled redmninn lyn, but was again denied Deleiiilxiiia amnion iiid
Aguin: wet: ieapimiihle romie minnl dmiala. Plnin Hniiin halide mains haiah ind prim-like ooiidiiioiia gully
himpex hii alailiiy iii lime Emily and friznds, will iia mum far hii
Bxylln hearing. unabl: mlznle lb: unheiliiiy pi-iaen diei. and dapllz medial
meomuieiidaiimis has iiei given oiem fwdsv Them hmah oeniiiiiena luv: oiiuieil Plain hilile bmh maiml inii
physienl hum. Hnin EI-h Bald: hii wuss min all immigm judg: die
deiual nfpnmle, Th: dznial pm]: kind and ieiulieil Dcfmdmu policy
hanvlly weiyiiiig the riolor demee deciding his ieqiieilv
s7. Plainli lunim Albnm Mann: Bmegls: mind. immim-aiien alien 13an imam Lb: siami iii 1.. reside and
have plamd asylum seekers iheie mny yeaiai Poi-die pmvldes not only food and shells:
hui oainiaeling. Engliah clasaei, and social amim
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed 09/26/17 Page Phinu Junim Menite lmg insn fmm Hnndum. end his parents
were fumed ilee the exhumdt nury violenee there When they rennhed Reynose, Mesieo, Plainti llmiar Mature and his parents
wsllred seross she mun-national bridge and mld us. icixh Ihal they
tinge: Hundmh end were asking for political uylum. The us. ects told them they could Emily and sent them hselr
Merino. Pllin Junior Mstutes pamls later tried again seek usylurn the us.
pan entry vain. rhey iinnlly eressed the kin Grende and entered the
United States without inspec cm. Phinu Juniaz Msture requested inma anal assistance and was rmly nhle ltwrully cross the bridge April l2, 20w. Phinu Junim Manite passed his nedihle deer interview but reinsins
cusrody the rim lsiihel Detentiiyn Center. Plain never committng crime and hes presented his depornrjnn nirioer
wish cial identi cation. support his request fut penile, Pinimiif slio presented lerrer
sponsorship fun-n the sisters the uposhdu shell Seeuote Plain intermed his dzpumlinn icn thnt was scheduled for
interview entrees-rung his cllglh for puole, hur such interview took
piece. lenli Junier Mnrute was denied pmul: witheist sny eisplnrinriori.
Two Pluintiers older hrethers were murdered Honduras the ongoing violence caused mum-noun! criminal nrginininons (i.e. eertels Ind gangs). One wiis killed shortly ubeing
departed frame the United sures hoelr Hnndums 2016.111: ether diasppmbd.
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Phinu hnr med fut redetertniortion hot egrin dmierl. Defendente
uennen nnd Qtiintero were involved the initial denials. Flainu mother been reierced hood. since the entered without
mime Phinu Junior Metnter nnjnrti and prolonged detention snoring him
mini Ind physical hnrm sheh dzlmtinn also hrtnoerr his ehiiity connnnnioete with fimily nod help prepare his legal case. Phinu htnim Mann: hon eceerr review hir pm]: deniei
imigra onjudgc. The dznial pm]: one hand Inn recnited from Defmdzms policy
heavily weighing the (mm deterrenoe deciding his roqnert.
ss. Fliin Sadzlfbnhim: Pllum Sndnt ll1nhlrn was forced 611ml other herng bnmlly ntucked,
hentennodperseenteddnetohismnrrnengeyinrn iehonremrhnrnedto
the ground 2017, Plainu Sndax Ibrahim iegnuy mhut the inma anal
horder iroin Tijuana, Mexico into die United States, nod requested nyionn
the us. pan. entry. Hir naucmal identity crrdr were marl ICE when writ mken into custody Plainu Snider ihrnhinr peered hit nedihie inmview Fehrnrry 11. Somewhnt ilvnically, perm enheriog nonwrnuy may reienred hood and neck
hood henring befme immigta mjudge. See u.s.c. 1226(:)(2);8 c111 1003.190
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed 09/26/17 Page Phin mrmen Adam, Gemgia, when: 11: was denied
plrole. Fliin nnnnnued dztznuan mid: mm: mmnm prepare his 1:511 ease.
For example, key Widm ary scnt him his family was wimnem
him gum nude! man rules. Detainees .11an nnve CD3. Phinu was dznied asylum 2915 Ind Innuiry 2017, his appeal was
denied Immigminn Appeals. curmllly seeking
annimnne nfin :Ivamcy rpvpen his can hand nnmy 511v:
and injustices oocuned Phinu naw hem detained {at mme Ilnn mnmhs and prim-
like conditicm: withmll anyjmn cation mererme, Fliin ESIdatIhnhimfuesmsluaglymninGbana.OtbnvhanIhis
Invnlld chuge, Plnmh has never vwlmd the law, Indwaled Ins
bukgmund shack. mums dmgczm Lb: community. Plnnnm xequesned redem-nnunn pnmle nnd/or release awn
mwgnizinc: August 28, 2017. warming two epnnnnnmip en, enpy
l-ns pnsnpm, and Iener frmn clone {Hand con rmmg ins Idznmyv
mains nenennnn drug. szzndams Gm]! nnd wane mpnnsible
for the den-n1 ofmdemrmnanon, manner Sum Ibuhimhu ms; mizw immigxa judge nrme
demal nrpnmle,
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed 09/26/17 Page Phinu sidii nmhini his mrl mzmzl and physical harm rerun rimie
imprnper denill orpnmie Th: dznial pm]: was hired inn multzrl hinri Defendzms policy
heavily weighing die riewr dam deciding his rpqiieri.
59. Pllimi MLkailu Jalluh: Phinu Mihilu mum young journuiiri huni Sin-n Lem. {mud nee published mieier cri cizi female genital ind supporting guy righrii. Jami-y 2017, Plainti Mikailu hueh waihed mini die inrzriiiiriniini hridge
eunneering Mmmmw, Mexico Brawniiviue, Texas. prerenred hiinseine
us. imlls thzr: ind renuesied uylum. wugh passed his credible reir iuimiew, riuiuri has been denied purple
ind mains dehined die Lirede Deiennnn Cm. lelm has submitted copy his nnuunni idenu ciiimi mid from siern
urine. ingeiher wirh his press curd ind whunl idzmi end. rise
presumed ietier from reiirive umg hiui full sponsorship. nus siiisriei
Dufmdmls requirnnenn. iequerr fut redeiniriimnn was nhn madz.
Nemrheiesi, lerm mum deieimon nerendiinis Calm ind Guniez are
rerpnnsihie fur use deriiih. Piuiunmnuoh has In) weer: renew iiuniignrimi judge oruie deuiui
pamlz. Piuiuumiinoh hii suirered iuenrii and physical harm maul! omre improper
deniii nrpirnie.
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed 09/26/17 Page The dznial pmnie wan based and ieiiiinen from Dcfmdznm pulicy
heavily wrigiling iiie fwm oideienence deciding his ieqiiesi The pmlnnged dcm has greatly hampned Fliin iiiiiiiiy obtain
inwyei, mini Wink nniiii nwn case N-LZKE CUNDIHONS Like niniii v.5. immigzauvn eeniein, iiie Pan inanei Deiennnn 0mm
pinninei imii and nrinnn-iike nniidiiiniin. This iiniiiimi and impmpn rni eivii
deuiiieen siieii the P1:iniffs,who have never earniniimd crime
The iieinineee iiiiiii Lhair iiniiniiniies iinieii accompanied mmiiei
lacnimi Ihe gum. Dminm cannot mingie wiiii mile: ii-iendiy dcmnmv
52. Many gnnini piesnnne iiie [CE neinineei at: dnngeiniin e-zinniiinie and men niein
iiiieii.
53. The neininees a2: iiinweii nulsid: fut ieaeniiniini pnipnnes fut two iiniini day.
The qiiiie nieii inige eiinugi fax lower gum: iceesiinie nniy
niiee week. The inoii provided very iiniieniuiy, wiiii white mid Ind ouiei iienwiy pinceineii
funds wearing nn-nii. Family .nii iriendn iie pennimeii
heuimi foods die detainees. Piiiniitr Hanni anide iii developed anionic
iininnnii pmblzmx iii iieniiiinmiipnni diei The deniiieei mustww Scrubs Identify than nmv
as. All naiii inniie iiy denim begin wih ienniiien mange inning Llnl the call
being made from nUiiiied sinies Deieniinii Cenxer. This rngiiieni ninny pennie, who
niinpiy hang iip whzn iiiey iieni Lb: meiinge.
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57. Deming; 5111mm: die inizinei nnnii, mzldng Wmmlmim wiih {rim Ind
family rimigii colll mies hodi easily ind cinnhemine. This limiiii die dminecs
zbilityln ndaInwyn,andwmkwilhhimmhzrmptzpamlbdtclus. unknr
ems die imam mhn niiciiinscnbu Ihcir ability work man died awn
cases. Flmily inmheis ind Immwy: ouniide die all diiecdy
dnrmimrizs. inn nnly lav: mtg wiili Lb: giiadi. Ddivery iiinli
inchingu delayed
59. All zviilahl: mlzphnnes ii: mind, giiaidi {Evicw [he canvnn nm.
and dlinnil oihenhnn stun-nay mail iii Elsi) reviewed
7n. Nnn lawyn viiiiins an: wpmtzd dnni [ha dnininnni plat: glass windnwi iinlnn
special Imngcrnems mnde for specinl oanlul vim
71. thn Phinu Hnnni Enid: mqunsmd ninniinndnn lncal physician
iuwm his case, leoc denied, When the NW1 was nllly gninied, was
mught lb: clinic said min chniin nnd hnndciiiri. eiiniiiind nnini
wo ICE omen
72. Candidnni iiihn ICE dzlnmnn calm, including die siniih rim Dnzminn ll, Texas and die undo Dam-mun Caller are die Salim similimi
than: of?mlnl1=l,descr >ed abvvc.
DEFENDAMS nvmzsm Acnozvs
73.All szmdamx niricidi lmmiyminn ind ciiiinnis Enfntcemcm, Uniml
Shim agency, wlh die cxccptwn Mung Secretary Homeland Seciimy Elam:
Duke.
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74. Def:nnsnt lani: Dennet the Assistant Field mine: Direetnr the Pan. lanhel
Detentinn Center. Together wilh Defendants Quintera, Aguirre and Willllm
Demieh sh: :valuaier and mum the painl: requests nftla: 11.0.5. asylum s:ek:nr her facility. She also mzplmxible for unnin-hig the pwper pruceiaiing and
lepar th: pawl: requests and deeisinns szmdam Bible. Sh: and
Defendants Quintere, Aguirre and William centreich denied the initial parole
requests nfplnintiffs Aracely ltndriguez, Bald: and luninr Marin:
7;: Defendant Andrew Huron the Assimm Field orriee Diaeeter the Small Texas Center. Tagelhzr with D:f:nnnnt Grain, :vnlusties and deeider the
plmle requests nfthe 17.0.11. asylum seekers inlais minty. alao responsible fer
assuring the prnper prenessinp and reporting nfth: parnle requests and denisinns
Defendant Elblc. and Defendant denied the request redetenninatidn
th: pawl: denisl Sadat lhrnlaiin
76: Defendant Ruben Calla the Asiiiitam Fleld omce Directnr tlie Laredo
Dmlian Damn. repairer with D:f:nnant Gamer, evaluates and decides the
panic requests ufthe 17.05. asylum seeltera liia fneility. alao responsible for
assuring the pmpn pmnessinp ann lepar nfth: parele requests and denisinns
Defendant Elblc. and Defendant Games denied the parole requests Mikailu
Jnunla.
77: Defendant Daniel Bible, die Field Directnr (FOB) fur Enfiyrcenient and
Remnvll Opm San Antnnin, Texas has th: follavling respensihiliti:s: linpleanenung polacy nnd quality assurance prucesii Maintaining lag nfparele adjudicatinns his penpraphi: areas
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nsrimnl FODs. Th: FOD liar nmli icrppnriliiliiy fox compliinn: wiai
Ihe agency rnlcs nnil policies. Ensuring enrprnemrm inn maul pmmmd and ilecininn-nnnkeis
milinr with direc vcs.
7s. Dcfzndam nanirl Bibl: mic Lb: sharp accline pmle gram 11.0.5.
irylnin seekers, including ilic Plainlim lliis can [Island are
unlawful simian. has acquiaswd in. mppamd and/m prurnpleil air icial
policy ofdcnying parole the basin oraclerrcnce.
79. Dcfrnrinnc Nathali: Axh Asslmm Diceipr Fizld Operniinnr, Enfmwmem and
Removll upcmioni, ensures considered nnil imminent decision rnnking nnil rcponl
lnceping nnnnnwiile pnipni whn have pinned cm; Dimer munlhly anking
plmk nannies ruin: n11 ERO eld ices; nnil ova-nee! Lhc ermve nnnnnni
quality swans: pmprnni ninninn elil ilxx rnrnrc wmplimce with
directives.
an. Upon infmma and belief; Dcfmdzm Nailinlic Ashn nwnre enlie slurp decline pmle grants no.3. uylnm nearer: based lier momlmmg and margin
dinizs. Sh: nwnre ofthe aligning paliry inn prneline dznying plmle perms
such Plunm order deter and mime them. She hli ncqniemd,
inppnrieii. Ind/m pmmmed sud] anizy innenri nfwnecting ii.
El. Defendnnt Tue Jul-mam: the Asmlnm Director for ciiilndy Mnnngemenl for [0?!
Enfmmucm and Remnvll Opemtinm nnri hence memes nspem
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deimiion end eusiody asylum seekrns sueli Lb: Plain l-le liar Inquiaswd,
supporied and/or developed and pnnnoied ilie inilawriil policy giving greai weiglii deierrenee deierniining pawl: reqiiesis fmm P.0.E. nsyluni seekers.
82V Deiendani Marinew Alhaice, Exemnivc Asiocisie Dnoeidr, Enforccmml and
Remnvll Operodons, responsible far one overnil and ninniioring
Ihe parole decision nuldng process, including bur noi lindred set ng, correciing
and/or nindiiying policies and maniacs, and oorreeiing eieneies errors sunli
process.
83. Phillip Miller, nepuiy Exeeiiiive Assisinni Diieeior, Enfoxczmzm nnd Rmmval
Operadans slso responsible for ilie overnu manageineni snd nioinioi-ing use
pernle decision maldng prnoess, including lnn nni lirniied seiiing ind/or
modi cation policies and prsmiocs, ind wrreciing ciencies errors sucli
process.
Defendant Thor-In Honisn die Aeiing Direcior Immlgzuuons snd Cunonu
Entoreerneni, end lies mspmuibiliky seeing, mndiiying end/or correeung
policies and priciioes regarding the grsni psrule asylum seekers arriving
us. pnri oreniry.
35V Defends-us Alhenoe, Holman ind Miller linve acqinesoed, supp-med snd/or
developed and promoied ilie unlnwnil policy giving grein weigln deieirenoe
deiei-nnning psrole roqiiesis irinn ROE. asylum seekers
86.D=f:ndnm Elnine Dink: ilse Secieinry ilse nepernneni Homeland
Securny. She uius oversees enroroe and adminisier our mlgnan lnws.
Her dniies includ: snpmision all die employees, files. and records die
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zgencius within die Dcpamsm Humghnd Scuimy, including ICE. See u.s.c. linen). such, she responsible for cusuriug tint Ihe ICE Dcrcudums not
viulmc us. Cunsljmtinn, and liking pscpcs mcdial whzn such
violl tms occur. Cums amnion
171351 CAUSE ACTION-
FIFTH AMENBMEuT mggss
E7. Pllinti hemby rcpcm Ind iucmpumnc hacin show.
as. all limes Ielevml this Dcrsmiums have been acting uudes the
color umc lam antic United Sums.
x9. Fllin have liberty imcm: inbeing free mbitmy pmlmtged Muslim,
mum phyxiul mints, Ind bamh sud prismrlik: cunditinml
90. Such imcmt physical libcny mdzmmul right and pmtccncd
substpmivc ctuc pmccss uuilcs lb: riitti Ammdmml mic Unitztl Sums
constitution.
gll Pllinti Ilsa h-v: pmpmy lihmy immst Lbnl right pctiticu fox
political usyltuu and/0r CAT wimholtiing ormvsl. Phinti Ilsa smittcd mm: psuccctunl psmcctisuu under lb: nuc Process
clause. szmdanm luv: violatzt mic Pluntim Du: Process rights mum
Defendmm tuiwmtcu policies, palms andpnc ces folluws: Dcfzndlnta, pursuant Lde gcucsut pulicy .utl pipcuuc dctmiug
lmmigmnm at: subjecting Lh: Phin minty and prolonged
95.
95L
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Gimme giving Emil weigln dzlnncnw, Defzndmls Ir: fan. failing nni
sen-sing cxmixe genuine dime/n I11, give any fair Ind
msmubl: nonsioemion Plaindffs ieqnesis selense mpmnla. Dcfmdnns, giving gut weighl demos, subjecting Fliin
harsh and mesmnble punishmml mile! alone passibl:
wrongful wions Brothers.
Sud: vinlauuns luv: caused and II: sensing, meninl and physicll lnnns use
Fllin well hlmpc iheinoms 1min
Phinu seek ileclnmoey Ind ininnenve lclief ngainsi use Defendsnn [hail cillcapwities.
Plsinli bring this eonsnnsnnnnl elsim against Defennnnis men icial
capacities.
SECOND CAUSE ACTION-
FmsT Ann FIFTH AMENDMENT llimi hmby repeal and inenrpnme pens less twain. Ill times mlcvlnl lhis litignliml, Defendants luve med under color ale
laws ofme Uniien some.
Fllin have combined and Film Amendmenl right llie Uniled
smee gavcmmznt pnli cal uylum and: u.s.c. llsxlsxl) Ind 1225
and/or wilhhalding ofmmovnl under the Convenlion Aglinst Tomi-e.
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mo. Fliinli haw First and Ammdmmt right in: mulia cm,
pmal es, dclcfmloe, chilling ecls seeking asyluin anal/oi wiuilialiling
median.
101. Dermdanta violated Ihe Phin ffs Filth and First Amundmml i-ighia Lhc
fullnwing mis: Chilling aha Plnhihm unwise their righta peli the guycmmcnt
aiylum/wiihlanlning sulijamng than arbitrary pmlcmgzd Man
harsh and prison-like cunditlmls without any adequate justi cation Ampmig manumynly dz: Haitians nal Uniind snimi
auhjncting unjuatirind and pmlongnd dclmmon pi-lsnn-likn
mniliiinni. Speci cally, Defzndims sank lnmlmi the aim right
pcti asylum dim Plainii will simply inlinquiali thcii rights and remm Lhnr hamclands. rhin cmstilmzs nnnanumvn mnval and ii: fam
rafauzmni, withuullhe full and lull pmcm nrlnw. llnjustly mining against Ind pemlizjng h= Plainu rni Irriving as.
pan entry law illy pniiuon tin pnlmcal asylum and/tn withholding
maan Unjusuy humpni-ing ihe Plainu ability their sham and hence
tlieii ability lawn mmingful baring.
loz, Plninti have snffzmd anil commie mcnml and physical harm, and unduly hnmpned nhinining nnunsel and pinicipning lb: pinpai
piepamhan ofthelr cam, lesllll omie Defendlmx nation;
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103. szmdamx have 1.1:qu Jus for sud: vinla arm: mummy
rights.
[04. Plaintiff: sock declmmry and injunc punulm the rim Ind
Ammdmmu ome Uniwd sum Constituhm
ms. lnimi bring this mns uml shim against Dgfendmts their idal
capacities.
ADMn smA PROCEDURE ACT 7na
ms. mamas hmby mom Ind inmrpom hzrcin 1-36
107. all rms relzvim this Defmdlnu under the color
th: laws om: Uniled Sum.
lax. Imigmtion and cm: Enfommm United smug agency, mid
szmdamx cills agency.
109, Defmdants dame! Dfpmlc, and for redclcnnlrmmn ohm demnl, nll
ngency cam.
no, The lgec Protocol was lb: Umud Sum govzmlncnt,
inmrpnmzd us. mm: law. See 23-25. .vupm. The Convunhon Against Tum-n 1.1mm bean mood and mom-puma
vs. dnmcmc law. :52 W16-17,.vupm.
111, These and names Ire ammo pmlecl vlcums pmwunon and
mxmzm umhzingmumdmInymginnwhmthcynenlrixkof
paw-non and/m Iomnm
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113. Th: riglrrs urine Phinuffs seek uylllm and/m withholding mud, and free rcmnvll uny regiau where rhey rsee pmemmon and/m umure, fall
widrin .1: mm: nfimerens expressly prerened lime miles Ind nudes.
114. Defmdmm luve viollled the Adminiuuudve Procedure Aer follows: Defmdnnm palizy giving greurweigmrn immigrmnn dmnmc: basis
{in deniul pmle ruylunr seekers unpseis subsrundve riglris but leus
passed mrmrglr required rule-musing prunedules. Defendanli policy und pumice denying purple nInIIcrqu eligible 10.2.
srylurn ugkzxs. Ind mire-d subieeung drern lung-mu dzlzn
dilecl ict widr rlre objec ves, requiremenis, and pmblbi are rgee human], use Cnumdnu Aguirm 1mm, and due lsws Ind
lestltlmml the Uuired smes. nereuduuis amians ure ilrus Irbilrary,
widraur nurlrnrlry. and ulrrn vires. Defendants are ulso reung ulun yueu nnd wulmui dummy seeking
enurrrumyely muv: Plaintiffs und ndrer uylum serum wha hav: pnssed
drerr credible reur rulerviews snbjecung menu unjusu uud prolonged Such wns mle pmlrilriued mlcment Ind vielnre in: laws.
Cmsumudn uud uesnes ome Unned sures Defendmm prnnriee and pnliry giving gut wrigln demmee
making purple delemiuuuour srlnuury Ind capricious beeuuse mines
are agency own ruler and regulnrinnr, inierprernd the 20m ICE PnLizy
Direcnve, which paw-dies LhII asylum walrus who ighl risk
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dnngrr I11: cnrnnnrniry shmlld 1i: grnnrnd pm: because limit nnnnnngd
rmmlian Ihe public inlmsL All such was war: punulm Dcfcndanls fann pnlizy and manic: giving gmr weignr demo: irnniigminn deciding pnro1n
mam 120.12. asylum ugkzn.
115. Fllimi pnyricri nnd mul nnrnr realm
szmdamx Imlaw mining and continu: 5115:: runn 1mm nmis rim. Pirinn luv: been and still are scrimly hampered pmprring Ihcirlcgll cm.
117. minim injuncuv: 11:: rpm [11: Dgfmdamz pmnm
Adminima Plowdnre Act. 11.5.0. 7oz ct. seq.
118. main rbring min cliim lying dig szmdanm intilcil icial caplci us. PRAYER FDR RELIEF
WHEREFORE FLAINTEFFS PRAY THAT THIS COURT: Gum dechnvmy mligfdzclaring LII-uh: Dcfzndlms pnlizy nrgiving grmwngmrn
dclcnvnce dedrdrng plmle mqnem rrnnr 17.0.13. nyirrnr seekers, inch Phinu violllu the
Adminisundv: Mending Am, are Fim Axnzndmznv, .nd Lb: Emir Axnzndmmt nnng Ummd
sum Cunmnm vn: Gram declanlnry relief decllnng the prolonged and nrniunry daemon emu Plamu
vinlnieri are Finn nud Ammdmzmr nmig Unity- sums Cons on; Gram injunz pmhininng szmdznlx pemlizing in: rhinriirr. whu .11 no.5.
asylum seekers, cxmising their rignr petition fur asylum.
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cmm lmion, the APA, mm: Ipplicablc imigmtion mum byimpming prolonged and
unjusti dalm lemi Wlm an: all 110.5. uylum seekm, Guam Lb: Pllinti mumable costs.
Raspcz illly minim
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Immfzr Hum
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Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed uslzalu Page THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT COLUMBIA
Halim BALDE. yunim Albany MATUTE EANEGAS,
Celinda Amely 1101)me LEMUS, Pun 15512:!
Debenuan Caller, 27991 Bum Vista Blvd, Emacs. 78566; 5m: TERM-HM. South Texas Damian Cullen
566 chns Drive, Fumll, 711061: Mlkailll mum-u
Laredo 13mm. Cram, A7122 Slundzxs, Lenin,
71401,
Plum-m. CivllAc anNn.
CnmEI-lm Iol I_n,nt
Elnin: DUKE. Seaman am: nepmem Dean-mg kellel
Hmlml Security, Washinglan, 2052s; mm]!
HUMAN, Amng Dimmer Mus, lmrmgxuuon and
Cumms rmcmmt ICE), 500 St, sw,
Wuhingmn, 20536: Mamigw ALBENCE. [CE
Emmy: Asmcill: Dinah)! marlin-.1 and Rzmnval
Ops-muons. 51., sw, Washingwn. 10536;
Phillip MlLLER. ICE ncpuzy Executive Assistant Dim
ufEnfmwmzm animal Open nns, 5011 12m SL. sw.
Washingmn, 10535; Nathalie ASHER, 1CE Assistant
Dilectm ofFicld 0561mm: for Enforcement sud Removal
Optimal son SL, sw. Wuhillgtml. 10536;Tu
JOHNSON, [CE Axsisunk mm: far Cumdy
MIn-gnuml menfmwmm mil Rzmuval Opnra mls,
500 12m 8L, sw, Wsshinginn, 20536; Daniel 13mm,
[CE Field Dircclol for Enrmcmem and Rmnvll
Openlim, 1777 Loop 41a, siiila 1500, San Ank mia, 73217; Janie BENNETT. ICE Assistant Figld 095::
Bile-71m, Punlsabcl Damian seam, 27991 Buenn Vim
Blvd, [.03 mes, 71566; FNU AGUTRRE, ICE cer. 27991 Vim 131m, Les me, 711566;
William DESTREICH. ICE cn. Z7991 Eu-l Vista
Blvd., Los Mugs, 73566; FNU QUTNTERO, ICE iccr. 27991 Ema Vim Blvd, [.011 Fmsnm, 78566;
Andwi HURON, 1CE Assistant Field ice Directm.
5mm: Taxis minim 0mm. 566 Vzkrans Drivz.
Pml 75051; FNU GROLL, ICE cer, 566
Veterans Dnve, Feemll, 73061; Robert CERNA, [CE
Axsixtxnl Field Direchm, Luedn Detzn Ccnlel,
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4702 Saundra. man. 73401; andFNU Gamzz,
ICE 055475134702 Sluudas, Laredn, 78401,
ALL THEIR OFFICIAL CAPACITIES,
Defendanm.
COMPLAINT
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TABLE Comm
INTRODUCTION
nmlslncl AND VENUE
PARTIES
FACTS
Lap: Background.
Defendlnh Changing Panda...
Phin lfx Anzgmnn-
Prlxnn-L Cumminm
Detendmu may Illd olu.
CAUSES 017
Due Prune
FlntAmendlnem.
APA.
PRAYERFDR RELIEF...
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed uslzalu F8984 Inczndnc The Phinli this use one young civilians who were fumed ilee their
hamdands one the nngoing vialznc: lime. All at: dmgn awn:
pmecll and/m pomne should they return. Khmer Lbln I11: United Slams .mlnwmlly, Lb: Plain manned mmlves (is. moms nous. For! !me and mquesped political asylum amhmized use. 1153(3) Inn 1221mm: passed Lhnr ura lihl: fear inimim.
Nevenheless they rennin the hnnh and prism-like conditions immigration
Mention rnni tie: while thry lwail nnl dmisiom mi: elninin fun):
below, Pllin have been detained for between Ev: and many num nnhe
ling afvhis Cumpllim. Ddendan pinshnnl (heir current policy Ind pnc demihed below. hnve
aenied pnole Lb: phinnm noon pnmliz: [ham fnx [hair mnnn
asylum-seekers; hnnlnn their right petition for Isylum Lhnl they ielinqnish
thzirclaimandzemmhnmg; nine) dzlzrathn vizljxm nfpm ammldng
asylum the Uniled suien szcndlmls pnlizien unmadm anal and vinlne ch: laws and moon Lb:
Uniled Sula, well the huic prlncipleh inlenunonnl lnw, cagm
um. minim hring mil far declnllary and injunmiv: lie: pununm
Adminism PloDed Au, (1.8.6. Seq. mm), and First Ind
rim: Amundmmtx om: Univnd Sham Cans an.
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed uslzalu Page mil v-Ill Thix Com hue snbjem muer jru-iediciiuh pilmunt use. 1331 and 134s.
Defenderus heve waived mvmign immunity fur purperer this suit pmuem
use 7m. This Com has equimhie pvwm gzwnl ihjuuehm, Ind Inkhbri
gum rieehniury reiiefuhder u.s.c. 2201 Ind 2101. This Conn has venue mum use. 1391mm Ind/M (hxz), and/or
U.S.C. 1391(:)(l)(A).
PLAINTIFFS. Plain Hsum Bride 23-year-old eihzeu auiheu cumnlly demined
11: Pan Isabzl neiermm mm. [ear heme. Cumerrur Cwlmty Tex-e. Ins detained fur seven mmhu rum Plnimi nda Amdy Lemur Rndriguzz 30-ymuld eiiieeu Gummiu.
She cuneeny den-med are Isuhel Dcmnluyn Ceuier, [05 rms,
Cameron Caumy, Tau. She herheeu dmainad fox reven immiu now. Piuruuir Junior Alheno Muruie nuuegur I9-yeumid mum Honduras.
currently dzuinerl 11: Iruhei Dnen Cemer, her Flemus, Camemn
County, Texu. has been deterred for over months aw.
.Srrm Ibrahim 31-ymwlrl fmm Ghzm. eurmuy aeuiueri Lb:
shuur Taxis Demnmyn Caner Pearu Fri-7 chumy, Tax has been demued
fut uvn rweruy mnmhs aw.
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed uslzalu Page Mikailu hllnh 25-min- china .1! Sim: Lem. deemed
Ihe Lnreiw Domitian (1mm mean, Webb Canny, Texan hem detained
far inme nn mun.
DEFENDANIS: Dcfzndam Elaine Duh: one min; Seem one Depmznl Hamglam
Swu ty. She sued 11:: omeiu cnpneiiy wide- nu: wmingian,
DC. Dcfzndant Thmnas man Ihe Acting Direcwr mus. Imigzstion Ind mems suzrl his nll capacity and msidgs Washingmn,
D.C. .D=f:ndamM:nh=wA1bmceis 1h: Exzzmiv: Associaxz Directm nfEnfmoemm Ind
Removll Open ons no) for 17.5. lmmign and mum yrocmcm. medium icill clpacity Ind lesides mclnsc Wuhingmn, De. Defmdnnt Phillip M11151 the Degmy Execimve Aim-mm Direcmr crime for Us,
lmmigu and Cumulus Enfmczmznl. sued his dll purity
resides close Wuhmglnn. Dec
12. Defendant Nnmniie Asher the Assmam Dinem Fizlrl opm in: no,
wmnn us, lmmgmhon Ind Cuilomi Enrmuneni. She sued hex ieui
parity Midas inm alas: Washingm, Defendnm Tne Johnson die Assists-II Dneemr Cusmdy megcmem for ERG,
within us. lmmigm Ind aim Enfmczmzm. sued his icial
capstmy and :65!ch close thmgwn, Dice
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i4. Dcfzndam Daniel Bib]: the Field 055cc Diicm ERO fut us. lmmigminn
and ciistmiis Eiiriyiceiiieiit (mice Sin Anlunin, Tens. siieii his omciiii
capacity and resides iiimiieis SanAnmnin. chiitiiy, Tam.
15s Defendant Jiiiie Bennett she Amman! Field omee niieethi into for us.
ziiiiiiiguiisiii iiiii ciisisiiis Ehraiceiiieiii the Pan iiahei Detehtjsii Centei. Sh:
siied iii hes iciii cipscity siid icsidcs iii Csiiiemi lemy, Texis.
16. Demiit Agiiinc ICE cinl the vim Lsibei Center. sued his oniciii cipscity iiid icsidci iii CBIIIWH CDIIIIIY, Tan.
11me Ozmnch iii ICE cial ihe vim Inhnl Damion Cm.
siied his omciiti capacity and resides chmcitiii County, Texas.
is. Dcfzndam Qiiititzm aii Immign stiii Cums (ICE) cizl the rim
Isabel Detention Center. siieii his icisi cipseity and iesides iii chmmii
County, Texas. Defendant Andiew Hiiimi the Assistant Field omce niieetm ERG {as us.
lmmig and ciistciiis Enfnmemm the sisiitii Texas Cenies.
sued his omciii capacity siid resides iii Fi-io CDIII Texas.
20. Dcfzndnm Gmll ICE icisi sttiie Smith Tens Deiehtisiii Cm. siiesiiii
his icisi capacity and ieiides iii Fno Caiiiity,1exis.
.me Rnhm Cmn the Assistant Field mice nheeim EEO us.
Immigmtsoii ind Customs Enfoml the Liicds Detciihoii Cenies, siied
iiiiiis sinicisi cspicity iiiii iesiiiei iii Wehh Ccmiy,1exss.
12s Defends-it Games iii ICE cial the Liicdc neieiititiii Center. sued iii
his cinl capuiry siiii tesides iii Wehh chiiiity. rim.
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Iv. M15
lEGAL BACKGRDUND
21AM the g1ohn1 devnsuuon World War the United Nurione pmruguied
1951 UN. Cnnvmtinn Rdl the Status nfRe Igpcs (My: Conveneionvq. xelevam pm, the Refugee Canvm pmvida thl sures shn11 not impore
pmaltiu gpcs for i11egn1 enuy hrerence, nhr nhnu male: pnl reun-n 1efolller) refugee nunner whnisoever the fmn ets uerrimriec where
his freednnn wmlld ihreuiened neeeuni his his; reiiginn, nnnnnniry,
manhexship punicuiur eociri group poiiiicu1 opinion. Refugee Canvzn
An. 31, An. 33.1
2A. The Unired Sum adopwd rheee prowmm signing 1he 1967 Pruweomeming
one Sm: nfRefngFen 0mm), which incnrpm-atzd Arncier 244 nfth: Refugee
Convenhion.
25.1n order cmnp1y with us. nbligmjmui undn are Pmmcnl, are Unimrl Shims
prmuuignied Ilhe Refugee Act 1980, which required Uoueri Smes esuhlish
prucerlums fnr nnneinz hyrierny preceni the Uni Slams, llnd hmdzr, port ofmtry Ipply for asylum.
April 21, 1954.139 U.N.T.s. 150. Th: lge: chmmunn chin rupumee that Halts eheu1r1 n11ow xgs mnv: freely wiLhm
their verrhnry and eheore their puree nfreriaence. 1.1 AIL 25, 0:1. 1967, 606 U.N.T.S. 267. The Uniled Sales acceded 1he Pmlncol onNovember
1963.
PubL. No. 96212. Sm. 105 (1980).
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16. The pmhibi Imsl mlzmem enshrined nlher inrpnmnr nennee the Uniled scales, including are Inmatimwl Covennni Civil and Pali cal
Righn 11:le Inn 111: cenvenrien Against Term and Othn Cruel, Daylding 11111an haniehnnenl CATj.
17.11:: Fereign aixs Inn Remnernring Ael nf1993 went implemenr
ine m-refuulement provixion CAT (Am 3), pmolln us. policy
expel, marine, uthnwiu eireel ine invnlmlnryrenrrn ofany pexsmm ennnn-y which are substantial grvnndx believing Lhe person wnnld danger
heing nihjeelecl and nixeenng Lh: Ipplvpriaw agencies preeerihe
regrunnon: cmnpan with such policy.7
18.11:: nhieenve mere inm oml and dnzneene hws pram Ind pmv id:
safe hnyen pawns eeing immincm pmwll and/m mum their
hnnrelennr.
19. Uniler d-le curm us, mmlary when-e, persons eeing perm-hon are enniled
rennen uylum and/m CAT penneelinnr us. Enny. u.s.c.
115mm) and 1225 (hernm 9.0.12. Asylum Seekers). They need only ems inlemnriennl hrhlge mnnwny Ind preeen: rherneelver Ill: us. innnigmjnn mnnneil them. Such crummy Ind renuem are lawful.
Dan 16. 1956, 999 U.N.1.s. 171 (Inmd imn fmc: March 1976). The Unined scales
raided the ICCPR June 1992.
Dec. 10. 1984. 1465 U.N.T.S. (named inln fme June 26, 1937). The Uniled Smell ran
CAT Ocl. 21. 1994. Pub. No. 1115-277, Div. 112 Sal. 2681-822.
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30.1Iiese P.o.E. asylum seekers muri referred dnsigmvod asylum fur
preliminary credible reur inIerview CH). U.s.C. lZZS(b)(I)(A)(ii); CPR.
235.3009)!
31. One die rsylum seelrer purses CPI, ire she mleis slmdsrd immigrsdoii coiirr
rerorivel pruceedinps under u.s.c. 122919
31min die CPI. delentim 17.01 asylum seekers mmdntmy.
1125(h)(1)(B)(ii1)(W). Hawcvn die petsnn passes ilre cpl, lie sire
ielersedon parole ICE. U.S.C. 1SZ(d)(5)(A); CFR 2I2.5.
33.11ie pmule decision lie reviewed immigra judge.
1003.19(h)(2)(i).
DEFENDANTS CHANGING WHClKY
34. 2009, ICE issued policy directivc ensure Mnsparvnt, consisienr, Ind
considered ICE pamle deiermiuairons arriving aliens seeking asylum die
Ilniied States. Pnrole Amvmg Aliens Found Have Credible Pesr, ICE Policy
Direeirve 11002.1 (lao. 201a) ICE Pulley Dilec ).w rlre peliey, lured
redersl regulsliuns, inslriicied ICE personnel gum parole any ssyluni seeker
who esmlilirlied lrir lrer idenuiy sud did run presem aim rislr daoper die
cornmurury. due Policy Direeirve explained eonmrued delenuoir siicii persons use slieirrsdve, die ssyliim seeker msybe plseed direedy imu iegidsrremevrl proceedings,
which eerrimenee wills use issuance cfaNoliee Appeal. u.s.c. 1225mm).
more who dolpsss theirCFl sre subjeclm expediied rernovsl. use.
1125(b)(l)(E}(iii).
nieo Acting Seereiary ch-Icrrielaud Seeuriry Kelly clari ilm dris pcliey direerive remains full fume Ind effect 12017 memo. Iruplerrieou iig are Presidents Border Security and
lmmigrsiioir Esrmemeirl Improvemems Polieies, Mcmorsiidum fmm DHS Seerelury Kelly
CEP. ICE and USCIS leadership at. (Feb. 17, 2017) Kelly Mememirdum).
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed 09/26/17 Page public imam. Id. 5.2; :52 all!) Hum mains Flu-1. 1.1mm (July 2016) lemlz).
35.1n 2014,!Jawcvn. nine was immign ung ihe snthem us.-
Menioo bonlee See meE This nuge zenulied. pun, 1mm cmardinmy
level. nfvinlznc: and tupmssian Cam-111 Amzrica. when Ill: murdzr ies mnhen
some nigheoi leveln world.
so. Lhm, unllw llly missing th: Riu Gnnne nthzr pans 11: U.S. M=xicn
border had bcwmc exuemely dmlgcmus, well cos
37. Many asylum] wgk nhoie non inln oie Uniiud sum 1-w1u11y, and ask for
asylum noon enoy puisuunno use. 1158(IX1) no.1 1225
31;. ieeponie 2014 nnge. Defzndmts begin implemem {new pnhcies inn
primiocs aimed naming asylum seekers from mining 1he Uniwd Sums,
including Ill: neoiul penile inn ole pmlangarl dzlzn v.01; uylum
ieekers. Although parole gull usually granted nuuon, pegnnni women. and
Much nbeis mzlggic boniei nee, sud: enhe mm: ufTImm pas. ienow undenhe eonnol
nonnnnnnnnl criminal oiguniunonn, who charge yininnn eeing peeeeounon high fees for the
right cross 1he honier and kill {0:171ny mull ihose who not nuke plvpa puynienl.
Falling victim icking rings ieiious risk. ensuuln. iobberien, unn innings. The
kldmpping nfasylum seekm Ina! gings heme mom nemin xeginne anoinou.
asylum clan Bnd childzm mennk ofdmwning Mpcrinhinginthc neoen whey seek safe hall/m. See eg., UNsz muons HIGH comsslmn FOR moms, WOMEN THE (201 Anion Nelson Harder Jaumnlml Reynoin Mexico Navigate Cannnuing
Dawn Rzporl Continued Gunba lizs the Street, SAN Amulun ELI-msNnv/s, May 15.
1017; Abel Fernanda, Authorilie: Raw: 11: Cuban Allegedly Kidnapped Mexican HDIdEI
Cuy,vanl-lERALD,Fcb. 12017; Sunh snllnun Where are in: Children? 132an YVRKER. 127,2015. See mu: Johnnon, Supp 154 (D. Feb. 211, 2015) (injunction imed lyiml
pmlanged deieniion riniilien), oiling Mime, ofDJ, 131W nee 572 (AG may
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aduli ummpanying child, eligible ndnlu 11k: 1h: Plaintiffs It: dzniarl
wilhomjus See, e.g., (1.1111. 2I2.5(b).
39.. nopnnnd Human Righls Fim, 1h: naming: no.5. asylum
mic-nod pawl: me: panning Ihdr CFI was pmnnl 21112. 2015.1.his
gurehnddxnnpndhynimnmsopmmgmnpmmmmmls.
40.111 mdn whim this result. Defmdml: hnvn implzmmled new policy and
panic: ufgiving gran. wnght the fnmm nfdmmc: cladding pawl: lequzsm.
1):me immign unlawful 1min for subjec honn asylum
ugkzn pmlunged dalmtirm.
41.01hor hush ind unlnwrul mums implmmled 21114, such
pmllmged limunn offami es. the milling 1iugninn. 11.5.me endlessly
ciled dclmce immignliim key jumi cnion for their policy. All injunction
was inundin favmofPlaiml KLLR. F.5npp.3da190-91.
42.11: 1.1: 2016, second immignhnn hinge begun the sumhan hmdu.
Subiequcn lb: and 2016 and 21117. nuny nnyhnn ohm wan
mlnwmlly turned uwny 1.1 ports anuyby 1.1.5. cials and were forced luck Into
Main) withmll 1h: mandnory processing indium u.s.c. 115mm) and
1225. This has mulled hugnhon. See Ladu Inc. Kzlly, No. 2:17-cv-
5111 (CD. Cal. led July 12. 21117). 2017. u.s. icisds Llw Innmmced 11m die lm,chi1dlw halving he mlhern
1mm mighl mauled from their Wants {ma unsure man. Sunnmhn
Schmidl. DHS camldenng nopnmnng markers and childrzn wha the bordzr illegally.
THE WASHING!!! POST Mar 2017Y pli/(WWWWB-shinglnnponmm/DEWB/mnming-
mix/wp/ZD]7/03/07/dhs-15-wnsidz ng-wpMating- motels machillhm- whlnomon- dab binder-
legxlly mimm gbl. nddihon, undo: the Tnnnn Adminishniinn. cdminnl
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113.me Ilsa ccnuinuc give prcsmrighc Lb: cim dam: rircining
ihc parole rcquern 11.0.11. arriving usyluru neclms sci forth shove.
44. mum, mmy ciignric anuiir arr wrnng- riiy dznied pmnl: and mirjccmi
prolonged and nrlrinnry ncicniinn prim-like conditions. Thin nriscurringc
iumcc nccurs ricspim icial sgmzy pniiry fawning 1h: gram pnrnic 11.0.5.
nsyium mims who ight risk dnngcr ilrc cnmmrnriiy. Thc
rcirncc ufmch pmr nccmcn 0.1: puhiic iruzrcri. 1:111 Pnhzy Dircciivc 5.1. Dcicudurus not impose inchumhlc prullmytion ight risk
dzngelmlhgmmmuniiyupanasylum ugktn.
41mm inland ihcir unions 1/.) serve richer-rm myirnn cccirern
forcing mcm aithn cndurc prpinngcci dem risk .1: Dave pcriis inyniycri
rnrluwml mien. This prncucc unjustly punishes persons likc the Plaintiffs, whn
luv: wmminnd crimcs, inr Ihglr 11.0.12. asylum ugkzu dzlzxs
cum: from seeklng king: inure Uuucd swam.
%.Mma.l crrpmn rcprm rim pcrrnnr whn cxprriznccn mmmn, sunh Lb:
Plum- urn iunhu hnnucil when they are detained I pnwn llkc conditions,
prnsccuiinns inr immigmiinn offenses cnmmihcn ihc border are now priority, including mncminccinn iiicgri entry rcmiry. Kzlly Mcrnnrmchrm 11-12.
Humn Rim-HS m1, Vioumons THE BORDER THE El. PAso SECTOR (Feb. 2017)
(nniing ilrui 2015 mmiigniinns acnrgin, New Jersey found Ihm ICE denies
nsyium mam pawl: :vzn wircn mcy met arr 11:11 purnic nircciivc guinriincs fvr rcicnnc). See
aim Pasting Elunm Ann i-iumm Rigim Firm Blng, Parole DznluLv Lead Inc-mm
Daemon, hup://www.lunnunr-ighis mmg/hing/pnroindcninis-ierd-mcrcrncd-dcicnnon-rindcr-
irump-r-errccuiivcnrrier (April 10,1017). msicums mnHumn moms, PERSEcUmN Pusan: THE Hmm
conswumcns Damon PORASYLUM SEEKERS (2003), nvauablz
hupn:Us;.nmnmnnwsmm/Pngiuporn/pmcuiinn imprisnn-Us-zoiiz.pdi.
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Ill: mun pmlonged ml, many no.5. asylum hackers {:11 inm despsie,
relinquish iheir claims, and rcunn ihe dangcrs onheir lunnelends.
47. Defzndams seek premise uylllm sceleezs sunh I11: Fluimi nhsndon dieie
usylum cllinu and mum heiz heme eounu-ien. Such policy cons mtcs
ennsnucnve semnvsl. which smnunis {am rgfauleml
43.1) )le delentilm under mush pnson-lilee conditions also gemly hempem
asylum ska abiliry wark with nunmeys sun ndequniely preps-e iheie eases. Prism-Like Conditions, mfm.
49. athnsisanlmlaw mmwzighlndzlzrminingwhzlhnbuna
vicnms pasecunon such persons who hnyc passed iheii cm, should
pseoled use public inmesl.
so. Dcfzndams linvc yulidjiuu cuinn for lheir policy oldenying pawl: otherwise
elimhle p.011 asylum ugkzn. nun sueh denials Ir: diseeiminsmey. mzlhmzy.
urlnuuey, ununnul end cnp clmll
51. Funhennme. sunh deninls unlnwiully pennlize Plain far uning fur nsylum
and/or wllhhnldmg nfmlwvnl under CAT G1: Unued Scenes.
52. .esuli Dafzndanm lmlawfld pnliey, ihe rlsiniim hav: spem lmwezn
und twenty manths mllmsh nndpnson-lihe cnnduinns.
53. .11 limes xeleuml ihis lawsuit, Dcfzndmu hnve snarl knnwingly nml
mlenunnully WI mglrd the unlan unzuee und hnnuful cmlsequenccs men
minus.
54. Defendmts whims shock the conscience.
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PLAINTIFFS ALLEGATIUNS
ss. plnnn Celrndn Arreely Rodngm tennis Ararely Rndrigunz Plain Atacaly Rodriguez ymlng wnmm {mm Gnmunh. 2010. she
was fmwd nee her homeland. ingeiher wnh her erghhyerr old daughtn. nanhern Maxim, their vdJicle avenumed. leaving the child dead and
Flunh Anoely Rodngnez gravely rnyured Upnn her release {mm are huspiul Reynnsr, Mexico, Flnimi Rodrigua
was utllmng walker and was nnrn December 2015. Phin Rndxiguzz massed ihe intzrm nml bridge
annneenng Reynnsr. Mexien Ind Hrdrlgo, Texas and requerhed Isylum
pnrrnannns u.s.c. llsx(r)(l)and 1225. cials refused process Plamn fkollnguaz and mldher leave. she
was pmmpily kidnapped when she reached Mexican side nnhe bridgc. Februuy 2017, Flunu Aruely Rodriguez ngam mused die minimum!
bridge. dais um: unampmied hunnn rights mnnim and annrneya. and
again naked for pnlmerl asylum Thls time she properly processed She pained her inedible rear inreryiew March 29. 2017. yer ahe been
detained Pan lsahel Dennahnn Calm since presennng herselm due pun
oremry seven rnnalhs ago.
1-1. she has nmided her dennrminn ne! wirh ruhmnnal dnennrennarinn
family and imdswil sndnhle apnnaerher. wrilns nrnnfnrher
idznmyr She has Ilsa pmvided mdjcal records, and the 1111103219 in: swine
her fragile enndi on.
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed 09/26/17 Page Fliin Amland guu Ins nrlrninnllairinry ofmyldnd and enaered die
Unined swam legally. Althnugh us. cials Ind pmmieed imzrvicw laer .egnzding her digibi
for narnle, laer pmle reqaea: dmied willaom any such inlerview. Phinu Mandy Rud guez preeenled requesl rnr rederernainnnnn this
pmle deniaL wgedaer wiLh addilinnnl evidence, Mly 2017. When llaere reapnnae. dae renuen was fmwalded Deiendnni Bib]: 25,
zul7. Her request sabaeqaenlly deniedbyDefcndmt Eamon. The dlls invnlved 11: lninal deniele were Deiendnnir cemeiela and
Defm mthnnen. nine, Phimi Amaly Rndriguu war kg! medical ward, allegedly preyem any mined immignnt rrvm using her walker weannn. Her
ability walk and exereiae was llrnined. This limited laer aeeear are
cmnmlsury and dim bale! road, paper, and miner neeeaa-llea. sne indie general pnpnlannn and rabjeel alae lannda and prim-like
car-drums dewnhed below. This manhunt earned menial and physicnl ham and has nlxn
hampered her pmplm her ease. Plainu lraa aeeers review immigalian judg: nae deninl
pmle. The denial pm]: lnned and reenlied flum Dcfmdmkl policy
nenvdy welyalng die {mm demne deerdangherreqaesl
56. Plninli Hmm Balde:
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed 09/26/17 Page Phinu l-liiniu Bald: (hereihmei himi Bahia) young man
chines, and iueiuher ofthc ehiuio Pcuhl nglp shcie. mes cring some cihuic and cll pemccuuou minis Bald: was
forwd 11cc his hbmllnd. ruched kcyuoou, Mexico curly 2017. Phinu lanlile did uoi wish chm ihe Uuiied suies illzylly smith.
lusiehd. chose mils Lhc inieimdonnl bridge and openly sequm
asylum fmm die (is. omnids pan euhy Fcbtuary 2017. was
inkcii iuio ciisiody sud icrci-zed pmpc omciili far his credible reii
intzrview. Pluin Hilde passed his cicdihlc ions inlervicw Mmh 21, 2017. hos
oevenheless hcch ilmiued ihc Pun lsnhel Deiehnou Center since
prucnIed hiiiioclrsnhcpon orenny. losuppon orhis for penile. Plain hld: piemoed Icupy nfhisbinh
cem ohic iogciher wlth sniduvns from two childhood friends con rming his
ideniiiy, Tb: dzvils included phnluguyh ufl lhi Pluinh nilde also pieseoied loner sponsmhlp Tram Fwd shew
run die Sisichi 11f Divine vaidznc: lie-shy Sin Behiio, leiois. Th:
shclice hns sponsored uinncioiis asylum seekers iclenscd pending shcis housings
fut mm: ihnu iweuiy yenis. Th: hhgltzr has close dng mln omhip wish
Plain EEI-h E1111: cauuoi ohiniu new unuounl idmtity can withnul muming person
Guinea. which csnnoi safely do.
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immipztiun ioiala, who iequeai iii-ii Funds ieomve cmzin
immigimiva being relelwd dclamm Fliin Eald: aan gimmiihia ehioinl hankgimmd duck, con rming mania
Ills ciiniiiiul record also willing wear ankle muniwr mleiied his hiring- Dereniiaiiva naiihed him thI would iiiimiewed gutting hia pniole
mquz sud: intznriew nink place, and Plaintiff waa denied pamle.
mqllcsled redmninn lyn, but was again denied Deleiiilxiiia amnion iiid
Aguin: wet: ieapimiihle romie minnl dmiala. Plnin Hniiin halide mains haiah ind prim-like ooiidiiioiia gully
himpex hii alailiiy iii lime Emily and friznds, will iia mum far hii
Bxylln hearing. unabl: mlznle lb: unheiliiiy pi-iaen diei. and dapllz medial
meomuieiidaiimis has iiei given oiem fwdsv Them hmah oeniiiiiena luv: oiiuieil Plain hilile bmh maiml inii
physienl hum. Hnin EI-h Bald: hii wuss min all immigm judg: die
deiual nfpnmle, Th: dznial pm]: kind and ieiulieil Dcfmdmu policy
hanvlly weiyiiiig the riolor demee deciding his ieqiieilv
s7. Plainli lunim Albnm Mann: Bmegls: mind. immim-aiien alien 13an imam Lb: siami iii 1.. reside and
have plamd asylum seekers iheie mny yeaiai Poi-die pmvldes not only food and shells:
hui oainiaeling. Engliah clasaei, and social amim
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed 09/26/17 Page Phinu Junim Menite lmg insn fmm Hnndum. end his parents
were fumed ilee the exhumdt nury violenee there When they rennhed Reynose, Mesieo, Plainti llmiar Mature and his parents
wsllred seross she mun-national bridge and mld us. icixh Ihal they
tinge: Hundmh end were asking for political uylum. The us. ects told them they could Emily and sent them hselr
Merino. Pllin Junior Mstutes pamls later tried again seek usylurn the us.
pan entry vain. rhey iinnlly eressed the kin Grende and entered the
United States without inspec cm. Phinu Juniaz Msture requested inma anal assistance and was rmly nhle ltwrully cross the bridge April l2, 20w. Phinu Junim Manite passed his nedihle deer interview but reinsins
cusrody the rim lsiihel Detentiiyn Center. Plain never committng crime and hes presented his depornrjnn nirioer
wish cial identi cation. support his request fut penile, Pinimiif slio presented lerrer
sponsorship fun-n the sisters the uposhdu shell Seeuote Plain intermed his dzpumlinn icn thnt was scheduled for
interview entrees-rung his cllglh for puole, hur such interview took
piece. lenli Junier Mnrute was denied pmul: witheist sny eisplnrinriori.
Two Pluintiers older hrethers were murdered Honduras the ongoing violence caused mum-noun! criminal nrginininons (i.e. eertels Ind gangs). One wiis killed shortly ubeing
departed frame the United sures hoelr Hnndums 2016.111: ether diasppmbd.
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Phinu hnr med fut redetertniortion hot egrin dmierl. Defendente
uennen nnd Qtiintero were involved the initial denials. Flainu mother been reierced hood. since the entered without
mime Phinu Junior Metnter nnjnrti and prolonged detention snoring him
mini Ind physical hnrm sheh dzlmtinn also hrtnoerr his ehiiity connnnnioete with fimily nod help prepare his legal case. Phinu htnim Mann: hon eceerr review hir pm]: deniei
imigra onjudgc. The dznial pm]: one hand Inn recnited from Defmdzms policy
heavily weighing the (mm deterrenoe deciding his roqnert.
ss. Fliin Sadzlfbnhim: Pllum Sndnt ll1nhlrn was forced 611ml other herng bnmlly ntucked,
hentennodperseenteddnetohismnrrnengeyinrn iehonremrhnrnedto
the ground 2017, Plainu Sndax Ibrahim iegnuy mhut the inma anal
horder iroin Tijuana, Mexico into die United States, nod requested nyionn
the us. pan. entry. Hir naucmal identity crrdr were marl ICE when writ mken into custody Plainu Snider ihrnhinr peered hit nedihie inmview Fehrnrry 11. Somewhnt ilvnically, perm enheriog nonwrnuy may reienred hood and neck
hood henring befme immigta mjudge. See u.s.c. 1226(:)(2);8 c111 1003.190
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed 09/26/17 Page Phin mrmen Adam, Gemgia, when: 11: was denied
plrole. Fliin nnnnnued dztznuan mid: mm: mmnm prepare his 1:511 ease.
For example, key Widm ary scnt him his family was wimnem
him gum nude! man rules. Detainees .11an nnve CD3. Phinu was dznied asylum 2915 Ind Innuiry 2017, his appeal was
denied Immigminn Appeals. curmllly seeking
annimnne nfin :Ivamcy rpvpen his can hand nnmy 511v:
and injustices oocuned Phinu naw hem detained {at mme Ilnn mnmhs and prim-
like conditicm: withmll anyjmn cation mererme, Fliin ESIdatIhnhimfuesmsluaglymninGbana.OtbnvhanIhis
Invnlld chuge, Plnmh has never vwlmd the law, Indwaled Ins
bukgmund shack. mums dmgczm Lb: community. Plnnnm xequesned redem-nnunn pnmle nnd/or release awn
mwgnizinc: August 28, 2017. warming two epnnnnnmip en, enpy
l-ns pnsnpm, and Iener frmn clone {Hand con rmmg ins Idznmyv
mains nenennnn drug. szzndams Gm]! nnd wane mpnnsible
for the den-n1 ofmdemrmnanon, manner Sum Ibuhimhu ms; mizw immigxa judge nrme
demal nrpnmle,
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed 09/26/17 Page Phinu sidii nmhini his mrl mzmzl and physical harm rerun rimie
imprnper denill orpnmie Th: dznial pm]: was hired inn multzrl hinri Defendzms policy
heavily weighing die riewr dam deciding his rpqiieri.
59. Pllimi MLkailu Jalluh: Phinu Mihilu mum young journuiiri huni Sin-n Lem. {mud nee published mieier cri cizi female genital ind supporting guy righrii. Jami-y 2017, Plainti Mikailu hueh waihed mini die inrzriiiiriniini hridge
eunneering Mmmmw, Mexico Brawniiviue, Texas. prerenred hiinseine
us. imlls thzr: ind renuesied uylum. wugh passed his credible reir iuimiew, riuiuri has been denied purple
ind mains dehined die Lirede Deiennnn Cm. lelm has submitted copy his nnuunni idenu ciiimi mid from siern
urine. ingeiher wirh his press curd ind whunl idzmi end. rise
presumed ietier from reiirive umg hiui full sponsorship. nus siiisriei
Dufmdmls requirnnenn. iequerr fut redeiniriimnn was nhn madz.
Nemrheiesi, lerm mum deieimon nerendiinis Calm ind Guniez are
rerpnnsihie fur use deriiih. Piuiunmnuoh has In) weer: renew iiuniignrimi judge oruie deuiui
pamlz. Piuiuumiinoh hii suirered iuenrii and physical harm maul! omre improper
deniii nrpirnie.
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed 09/26/17 Page The dznial pmnie wan based and ieiiiinen from Dcfmdznm pulicy
heavily wrigiling iiie fwm oideienence deciding his ieqiiesi The pmlnnged dcm has greatly hampned Fliin iiiiiiiiy obtain
inwyei, mini Wink nniiii nwn case N-LZKE CUNDIHONS Like niniii v.5. immigzauvn eeniein, iiie Pan inanei Deiennnn 0mm
pinninei imii and nrinnn-iike nniidiiiniin. This iiniiiimi and impmpn rni eivii
deuiiieen siieii the P1:iniffs,who have never earniniimd crime
The iieinineee iiiiiii Lhair iiniiniiniies iinieii accompanied mmiiei
lacnimi Ihe gum. Dminm cannot mingie wiiii mile: ii-iendiy dcmnmv
52. Many gnnini piesnnne iiie [CE neinineei at: dnngeiniin e-zinniiinie and men niein
iiiieii.
53. The neininees a2: iiinweii nulsid: fut ieaeniiniini pnipnnes fut two iiniini day.
The qiiiie nieii inige eiinugi fax lower gum: iceesiinie nniy
niiee week. The inoii provided very iiniieniuiy, wiiii white mid Ind ouiei iienwiy pinceineii
funds wearing nn-nii. Family .nii iriendn iie pennimeii
heuimi foods die detainees. Piiiniitr Hanni anide iii developed anionic
iininnnii pmblzmx iii iieniiiinmiipnni diei The deniiieei mustww Scrubs Identify than nmv
as. All naiii inniie iiy denim begin wih ienniiien mange inning Llnl the call
being made from nUiiiied sinies Deieniinii Cenxer. This rngiiieni ninny pennie, who
niinpiy hang iip whzn iiiey iieni Lb: meiinge.
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57. Deming; 5111mm: die inizinei nnnii, mzldng Wmmlmim wiih {rim Ind
family rimigii colll mies hodi easily ind cinnhemine. This limiiii die dminecs
zbilityln ndaInwyn,andwmkwilhhimmhzrmptzpamlbdtclus. unknr
ems die imam mhn niiciiinscnbu Ihcir ability work man died awn
cases. Flmily inmheis ind Immwy: ouniide die all diiecdy
dnrmimrizs. inn nnly lav: mtg wiili Lb: giiadi. Ddivery iiinli
inchingu delayed
59. All zviilahl: mlzphnnes ii: mind, giiaidi {Evicw [he canvnn nm.
and dlinnil oihenhnn stun-nay mail iii Elsi) reviewed
7n. Nnn lawyn viiiiins an: wpmtzd dnni [ha dnininnni plat: glass windnwi iinlnn
special Imngcrnems mnde for specinl oanlul vim
71. thn Phinu Hnnni Enid: mqunsmd ninniinndnn lncal physician
iuwm his case, leoc denied, When the NW1 was nllly gninied, was
mught lb: clinic said min chniin nnd hnndciiiri. eiiniiiind nnini
wo ICE omen
72. Candidnni iiihn ICE dzlnmnn calm, including die siniih rim Dnzminn ll, Texas and die undo Dam-mun Caller are die Salim similimi
than: of?mlnl1=l,descr >ed abvvc.
DEFENDAMS nvmzsm Acnozvs
73.All szmdamx niricidi lmmiyminn ind ciiiinnis Enfntcemcm, Uniml
Shim agency, wlh die cxccptwn Mung Secretary Homeland Seciimy Elam:
Duke.
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74. Def:nnsnt lani: Dennet the Assistant Field mine: Direetnr the Pan. lanhel
Detentinn Center. Together wilh Defendants Quintera, Aguirre and Willllm
Demieh sh: :valuaier and mum the painl: requests nftla: 11.0.5. asylum s:ek:nr her facility. She also mzplmxible for unnin-hig the pwper pruceiaiing and
lepar th: pawl: requests and deeisinns szmdam Bible. Sh: and
Defendants Quintere, Aguirre and William centreich denied the initial parole
requests nfplnintiffs Aracely ltndriguez, Bald: and luninr Marin:
7;: Defendant Andrew Huron the Assimm Field orriee Diaeeter the Small Texas Center. Tagelhzr with D:f:nnnnt Grain, :vnlusties and deeider the
plmle requests nfthe 17.0.11. asylum seekers inlais minty. alao responsible fer
assuring the prnper prenessinp and reporting nfth: parnle requests and denisinns
Defendant Elblc. and Defendant denied the request redetenninatidn
th: pawl: denisl Sadat lhrnlaiin
76: Defendant Ruben Calla the Asiiiitam Fleld omce Directnr tlie Laredo
Dmlian Damn. repairer with D:f:nnant Gamer, evaluates and decides the
panic requests ufthe 17.05. asylum seeltera liia fneility. alao responsible for
assuring the pmpn pmnessinp ann lepar nfth: parele requests and denisinns
Defendant Elblc. and Defendant Games denied the parole requests Mikailu
Jnunla.
77: Defendant Daniel Bible, die Field Directnr (FOB) fur Enfiyrcenient and
Remnvll Opm San Antnnin, Texas has th: follavling respensihiliti:s: linpleanenung polacy nnd quality assurance prucesii Maintaining lag nfparele adjudicatinns his penpraphi: areas
Case 1:17-cv-01976 Document Filed 09/26/17 Page Providing mutually mus Mnking rinnl dedsimls klegxting nll decision dzpuly POD:
nsrimnl FODs. Th: FOD liar nmli icrppnriliiliiy fox compliinn: wiai
Ihe agency rnlcs nnil policies. Ensuring enrprnemrm inn maul pmmmd and ilecininn-nnnkeis
milinr with direc vcs.
7s. Dcfzndam nanirl Bibl: mic Lb: sharp accline pmle gram 11.0.5.
irylnin seekers, including ilic Plainlim lliis can [Island are
unlawful simian. has acquiaswd in. mppamd and/m prurnpleil air icial
policy ofdcnying parole the basin oraclerrcnce.
79. Dcfrnrinnc Nathali: Axh Asslmm Diceipr Fizld Operniinnr, Enfmwmem and
Removll upcmioni, ensures considered nnil imminent decision rnnking nnil rcponl
lnceping nnnnnwiile pnipni whn have pinned cm; Dimer munlhly anking
plmk nannies ruin: n11 ERO eld ices; nnil ova-nee! Lhc ermve nnnnnni
quality swans: pmprnni ninninn elil ilxx rnrnrc wmplimce with
directives.
an. Upon infmma and belief; Dcfmdzm Nailinlic Ashn nwnre enlie slurp decline pmle grants no.3. uylnm nearer: based lier momlmmg and margin
dinizs. Sh: nwnre ofthe aligning paliry inn prneline dznying plmle perms
such Plunm order deter and mime them. She hli ncqniemd,
inppnrieii. Ind/m pmmmed sud] anizy innenri nfwnecting ii.
El. Defendnnt Tue Jul-mam: the Asmlnm Director for ciiilndy Mnnngemenl for [0?!
Enfmmucm and Remnvll Opemtinm nnri hence memes nspem
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deimiion end eusiody asylum seekrns sueli Lb: Plain l-le liar Inquiaswd,
supporied and/or developed and pnnnoied ilie inilawriil policy giving greai weiglii deierrenee deierniining pawl: reqiiesis fmm P.0.E. nsyluni seekers.
82V Deiendani Marinew Alhaice, Exemnivc Asiocisie Dnoeidr, Enforccmml and
Remnvll Operodons, responsible far one overnil and ninniioring
Ihe parole decision nuldng process, including bur noi lindred set ng, correciing
and/or nindiiying policies and maniacs, and oorreeiing eieneies errors sunli
process.
83. Phillip Miller, nepuiy Exeeiiiive Assisinni Diieeior, Enfoxczmzm nnd Rmmval
Operadans slso responsible for ilie overnu manageineni snd nioinioi-ing use
pernle decision maldng prnoess, including lnn nni lirniied seiiing ind/or
modi cation policies and prsmiocs, ind wrreciing ciencies errors sucli
process.
Defendant Thor-In Honisn die Aeiing Direcior Immlgzuuons snd Cunonu
Entoreerneni, end lies mspmuibiliky seeing, mndiiying end/or correeung
policies and priciioes regarding the grsni psrule asylum seekers arriving
us. pnri oreniry.
35V Defends-us Alhenoe, Holman ind Miller linve acqinesoed, supp-med snd/or
developed and promoied ilie unlnwnil policy giving grein weigln deieirenoe
deiei-nnning psrole roqiiesis irinn ROE. asylum seekers
86.D=f:ndnm Elnine Dink: ilse Secieinry ilse nepernneni Homeland
Securny. She uius oversees enroroe and adminisier our mlgnan lnws.
Her dniies includ: snpmision all die employees, files. and records die
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zgencius within die Dcpamsm Humghnd Scuimy, including ICE. See u.s.c. linen). such, she responsible for cusuriug tint Ihe ICE Dcrcudums not
viulmc us. Cunsljmtinn, and liking pscpcs mcdial whzn such
violl tms occur. Cums amnion
171351 CAUSE ACTION-
FIFTH AMENBMEuT mggss
E7. Pllinti hemby rcpcm Ind iucmpumnc hacin show.
as. all limes Ielevml this Dcrsmiums have been acting uudes the
color umc lam antic United Sums.
x9. Fllin have liberty imcm: inbeing free mbitmy pmlmtged Muslim,
mum phyxiul mints, Ind bamh sud prismrlik: cunditinml
90. Such imcmt physical libcny mdzmmul right and pmtccncd
substpmivc ctuc pmccss uuilcs lb: riitti Ammdmml mic Unitztl Sums
constitution.
gll Pllinti Ilsa h-v: pmpmy lihmy immst Lbnl right pctiticu fox
political usyltuu and/0r CAT wimholtiing ormvsl. Phinti Ilsa smittcd mm: psuccctunl psmcctisuu under lb: nuc Process
clause. szmdanm luv: violatzt mic Pluntim Du: Process rights mum
Defendmm tuiwmtcu policies, palms andpnc ces folluws: Dcfzndlnta, pursuant Lde gcucsut pulicy .utl pipcuuc dctmiug
lmmigmnm at: subjecting Lh: Phin minty and prolonged
95.
95L
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Gimme giving Emil weigln dzlnncnw, Defzndmls Ir: fan. failing nni
sen-sing cxmixe genuine dime/n I11, give any fair Ind
msmubl: nonsioemion Plaindffs ieqnesis selense mpmnla. Dcfmdnns, giving gut weighl demos, subjecting Fliin
harsh and mesmnble punishmml mile! alone passibl:
wrongful wions Brothers.
Sud: vinlauuns luv: caused and II: sensing, meninl and physicll lnnns use
Fllin well hlmpc iheinoms 1min
Phinu seek ileclnmoey Ind ininnenve lclief ngainsi use Defendsnn [hail cillcapwities.
Plsinli bring this eonsnnsnnnnl elsim against Defennnnis men icial
capacities.
SECOND CAUSE ACTION-
FmsT Ann FIFTH AMENDMENT llimi hmby repeal and inenrpnme pens less twain. Ill times mlcvlnl lhis litignliml, Defendants luve med under color ale
laws ofme Uniien some.
Fllin have combined and Film Amendmenl right llie Uniled
smee gavcmmznt pnli cal uylum and: u.s.c. llsxlsxl) Ind 1225
and/or wilhhalding ofmmovnl under the Convenlion Aglinst Tomi-e.
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mo. Fliinli haw First and Ammdmmt right in: mulia cm,
pmal es, dclcfmloe, chilling ecls seeking asyluin anal/oi wiuilialiling
median.
101. Dermdanta violated Ihe Phin ffs Filth and First Amundmml i-ighia Lhc
fullnwing mis: Chilling aha Plnhihm unwise their righta peli the guycmmcnt
aiylum/wiihlanlning sulijamng than arbitrary pmlcmgzd Man
harsh and prison-like cunditlmls without any adequate justi cation Ampmig manumynly dz: Haitians nal Uniind snimi
auhjncting unjuatirind and pmlongnd dclmmon pi-lsnn-likn
mniliiinni. Speci cally, Defzndims sank lnmlmi the aim right
pcti asylum dim Plainii will simply inlinquiali thcii rights and remm Lhnr hamclands. rhin cmstilmzs nnnanumvn mnval and ii: fam
rafauzmni, withuullhe full and lull pmcm nrlnw. llnjustly mining against Ind pemlizjng h= Plainu rni Irriving as.
pan entry law illy pniiuon tin pnlmcal asylum and/tn withholding
maan Unjusuy humpni-ing ihe Plainu ability their sham and hence
tlieii ability lawn mmingful baring.
loz, Plninti have snffzmd anil commie mcnml and physical harm, and unduly hnmpned nhinining nnunsel and pinicipning lb: pinpai
piepamhan ofthelr cam, lesllll omie Defendlmx nation;
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103. szmdamx have 1.1:qu Jus for sud: vinla arm: mummy
rights.
[04. Plaintiff: sock declmmry and injunc punulm the rim Ind
Ammdmmu ome Uniwd sum Constituhm
ms. lnimi bring this mns uml shim against Dgfendmts their idal
capacities.
ADMn smA PROCEDURE ACT 7na
ms. mamas hmby mom Ind inmrpom hzrcin 1-36
107. all rms relzvim this Defmdlnu under the color
th: laws om: Uniled Sum.
lax. Imigmtion and cm: Enfommm United smug agency, mid
szmdamx cills agency.
109, Defmdants dame! Dfpmlc, and for redclcnnlrmmn ohm demnl, nll
ngency cam.
no, The lgec Protocol was lb: Umud Sum govzmlncnt,
inmrpnmzd us. mm: law. See 23-25. .vupm. The Convunhon Against Tum-n 1.1mm bean mood and mom-puma
vs. dnmcmc law. :52 W16-17,.vupm.
111, These and names Ire ammo pmlecl vlcums pmwunon and
mxmzm umhzingmumdmInymginnwhmthcynenlrixkof
paw-non and/m Iomnm
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113. Th: riglrrs urine Phinuffs seek uylllm and/m withholding mud, and free rcmnvll uny regiau where rhey rsee pmemmon and/m umure, fall
widrin .1: mm: nfimerens expressly prerened lime miles Ind nudes.
114. Defmdmm luve viollled the Adminiuuudve Procedure Aer follows: Defmdnnm palizy giving greurweigmrn immigrmnn dmnmc: basis
{in deniul pmle ruylunr seekers unpseis subsrundve riglris but leus
passed mrmrglr required rule-musing prunedules. Defendanli policy und pumice denying purple nInIIcrqu eligible 10.2.
srylurn ugkzxs. Ind mire-d subieeung drern lung-mu dzlzn
dilecl ict widr rlre objec ves, requiremenis, and pmblbi are rgee human], use Cnumdnu Aguirm 1mm, and due lsws Ind
lestltlmml the Uuired smes. nereuduuis amians ure ilrus Irbilrary,
widraur nurlrnrlry. and ulrrn vires. Defendants are ulso reung ulun yueu nnd wulmui dummy seeking
enurrrumyely muv: Plaintiffs und ndrer uylum serum wha hav: pnssed
drerr credible reur rulerviews snbjecung menu unjusu uud prolonged Such wns mle pmlrilriued mlcment Ind vielnre in: laws.
Cmsumudn uud uesnes ome Unned sures Defendmm prnnriee and pnliry giving gut wrigln demmee
making purple delemiuuuour srlnuury Ind capricious beeuuse mines
are agency own ruler and regulnrinnr, inierprernd the 20m ICE PnLizy
Direcnve, which paw-dies LhII asylum walrus who ighl risk
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dnngrr I11: cnrnnnrniry shmlld 1i: grnnrnd pm: because limit nnnnnngd
rmmlian Ihe public inlmsL All such was war: punulm Dcfcndanls fann pnlizy and manic: giving gmr weignr demo: irnniigminn deciding pnro1n
mam 120.12. asylum ugkzn.
115. Fllimi pnyricri nnd mul nnrnr realm
szmdamx Imlaw mining and continu: 5115:: runn 1mm nmis rim. Pirinn luv: been and still are scrimly hampered pmprring Ihcirlcgll cm.
117. minim injuncuv: 11:: rpm [11: Dgfmdamz pmnm
Adminima Plowdnre Act. 11.5.0. 7oz ct. seq.
118. main rbring min cliim lying dig szmdanm intilcil icial caplci us. PRAYER FDR RELIEF
WHEREFORE FLAINTEFFS PRAY THAT THIS COURT: Gum dechnvmy mligfdzclaring LII-uh: Dcfzndlms pnlizy nrgiving grmwngmrn
dclcnvnce dedrdrng plmle mqnem rrnnr 17.0.13. nyirrnr seekers, inch Phinu violllu the
Adminisundv: Mending Am, are Fim Axnzndmznv, .nd Lb: Emir Axnzndmmt nnng Ummd
sum Cunmnm vn: Gram declanlnry relief decllnng the prolonged and nrniunry daemon emu Plamu
vinlnieri are Finn nud Ammdmzmr nmig Unity- sums Cons on; Gram injunz pmhininng szmdznlx pemlizing in: rhinriirr. whu .11 no.5.
asylum seekers, cxmising their rignr petition fur asylum.
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cmm lmion, the APA, mm: Ipplicablc imigmtion mum byimpming prolonged and
unjusti dalm lemi Wlm an: all 110.5. uylum seekm, Guam Lb: Pllinti mumable costs.
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