Freedom for Immigrants Seeks to Declare ICE’s Actions Unconstitutional and Reinstate Its National Immigration Detention Hotline

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Hueston Hennigan, today, filed a lawsuit on behalf of Freedom for Immigrants seeking to reinstate its National Immigration Detention Hotline. As the complaint and corresponding motion for preliminary injunction detail, U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) shut down the Hotline in retaliation for FFI’s exercise of First Amendment rights advocating on behalf of persons in immigration detention.

“ICE’s shutdown of the Hotline violates FFI’s First Amendment rights to speak freely and the rights of detained immigrants to speak with FFI,” explained lead counsel Moez M. Kaba, a partner at Hueston Hennigan. “We filed this lawsuit on behalf of FFI in order to protect these core First Amendment rights, and to reinstate an important lifeline for persons held in immigrant detention.”

Freedom for Immigrants is represented pro bono by Moez M. Kaba, Rajan Trehan, and Ashley Artmann of Hueston Hennigan LLP.

Media coverage includes the Houston Chronicle, Washington Post, The New York Times, US News,  The Hollywood Reporter, The Recorder, and others.

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