FOIA Suit: FBI, DOJ, and State Must Provide Records on Innocent Iraqi Refugee Omar Ameen

Omar Ameen

SACRAMENTO, CA. – For almost three years, the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI, and the State Department falsely accused Iraqi refugee Omar Ameen of being an ISIS commander who committed a 2014 murder in Iraq.  Mr. Ameen proved his innocence, and a Federal Judge threw out the extradition case on April 21, 2021.  Mr.… Read More

Mother and Children Separated and Detained in Different States File Lawsuit Challenging Treatment

Family seeks justice from federal government and Chicago-area shelter contractor CHICAGO, IL — A Honduran family seeking asylum at the border has filed a lawsuit against the United States challenging their forced separation, and the harsh and inhumane treatment they suffered. The children were 14- and 5-years old when federal immigration officers—without warning or explanation—separated… Read More

Civil Rights Groups & Attorneys Press for Release of Detainees Needlessly Put at COVID-19 Risk By ICE

While rest of nation was on lockdown, ICE transported obviously sick detainees cross country, packing them into facilities where the pandemic is rapidly spreading DALLAS – Attorneys and activists representing 10 ICE detainees at the Prairieland Detention Center in Alvarado, TX filed a petition in federal court last night demanding that Immigration and Customs Enforcement… Read More