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New England Couples Win Cert. To Fight Spouse Deportations

Law360 (May 17, 2019, 2:12 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge certified a class of U.S. citizens and their undocumented spouses in a ruling from the bench Thursday in Boston, opening the door for potentially thousands of New England couples to sue the federal government for deporting an undocumented spouse. 

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Mark L. Wolf creates a class of citizens and their spouses in six New England states who have begun the process of pursuing a green card under regulations established by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to a statement by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts.

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February 5, 2018

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