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IRLI Files FOIA Request on Behalf of FAIR for Records Related to the Release of Aliens Due to Sequester
On March 4, 2013, IRLI filed a Freedom of Information Act request on behalf of the Federation for American Immigration Reform seeking records related to the recent release of detainees pursuant to sequester. FAIR reported on ICE's release of detainees last week. ICE has twenty days from the date it receives the request to respond. The FOIA request is attached below.
On December 13, 2012, attorneys Kris Kobach and Garrett Roe attended oral arguments in the cases of Martinez v. City of Fremont and Keller v. City of Fremont before a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Kris Kobach argued for the City of Fremont.
Representing the landlord and tenant plaintiffs were attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund. Also arguing against the City was an attorney for the United States Department of Justice.
On November 15, 2012, IRLI filed an Amicus Brief supporting Arizona's right to enforce the federal harboring laws in the case of Valle del Sol v. Whiting. This case, originally entitled Friendly House v. Whiting, is the ACLU's challenge to Arizona's SB 1070. This appeal concerns only Section 5 of SB 1070 which replicates, in Arizona law, the federal harboring provisions.
On July 23, 2012 IRLI filed an important legal brief, ordered by the Third Circuit, explaining how the recent Arizona v. United States (SB 1070 decision) impacts the legal arguments in Lozano v. City of Hazleton, the landmark lawsuit challenging local immigration enforcement ordinances. On appeal by IRLI, the U.S. Supreme Court in 2011 vacated a lower ruling against the Pennsylvania city of Hazleton, shortly after its first ruling upholding Arizona’s immigration enforcement laws, in Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting. Access the IRLI letter brief below.