DHS Asks Judge To Rethink Injunction On Family Detention

Law360, New York (March 23, 2015, 7:35 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security asked a D.C. federal court Friday to reconsider its preliminary injunction order in a class action over the Obama administration's alleged policy of detaining immigrant families seeking asylum as a form of deterrence, saying it exceeded the scope that plaintiffs requested.

DHS says the court precluded it from detaining class members for the purpose of deterring future immigration to the United States, as well as from considering deterrence of such immigration as a factor in custody determinations as required under the attorney general’s binding precedent in Matter of D-J, which held that an undocumented Haitian’s...

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