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Immigrant Kids Get Class Cert., Hearings On Gang Claims

Law360, New York (November 21, 2017, 5:30 PM EST) -- A class of children who entered the U.S. without their parents, are suspected of being in the U.S. without authorization and are accused of being gang members are entitled to hearings within a week of their apprehensions, a California federal judge ruled Monday.

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria provisionally certified a class of noncitizen minors who had been placed with sponsors and who were subsequently arrested on allegations of gang ties, ordering that they appear before immigration judges by Nov. 29 to allow them to challenge...
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Case Information

Case Title

Saravia v. Sessions et al

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Habeas Corpus - Alien Detainee


Vince Chhabria

Date Filed

June 22, 2017

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