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ACLU of Northern California
San Francisco – The ACLU Foundation of Southern California, the ACLU of Northern California, and the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), along with the international law firm Reed Smith LLP, today filed a class action lawsuit (see PDF) in the Northern District of California on behalf of thousands of immigrants fleeing persecution who have faced months of detention while they await reasonable fear determinations (see PDF), the first step in seeking protection in the United States when someone is forced to return following a deportation order.
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