Hernandez v. Garland is a class action lawsuit challenging the federal government's policy and practice of setting bonds for noncitizens in immigration proceedings, without consideration of their ability to pay the bond, that results in the detention of individuals merely because they are poor.
A federal court apporved a settlement that would consider a detained person's financial ability to pay a bond. Read the settlement.
Brief of Amici Curiae, nine retired immigration judges and board of immigration appeals members in support of Plaintiffs-Appellees. Read the Amicus Curiae Brief.
Brief of American Bar Association as Amicus Curiae in Support of Plaintiffs-Appellees. Read the Amicus Curiae Brief.
Brief of Amicus Curiae, University of California, Irvine School of Law - Immigrant Rights Clinic et al. in support of Plaintiffs-Appellees and urging affirmance. Read the Amicus Curiae Brief.
Brief of Amici Curiae, The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Center for Legal and Evidence-Based Practices in Support of Appellees. Read the Amici Curiae Brief.
After the District Court granted preliminary injunction, the government appealed the matter to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Read the Plaintiffs-Appellees' Answering Brief.
Read the Order Granting Preliminary Injunction & Class Certification and Denying Motion to Dismiss.
Order granting Plaintiff-Petitioners' motion for class-wide preliminary injunction. Read the Preliminary Injunction Order.
ACLU SoCal and the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project filed suit. Read the complaint.