Federal judge rejects Massachusetts return bid by immigration detainees Brett Murphy at 10:18 AM ET
[JURIST] A federal judge in Massachusetts has dismissed [order, PDF] a lawsuit [ACLU materials] brought by illegal immigrant detainees over their transfer from Massachusetts to Texas holding centers following a March 6 factory raid in which 360 people were arrested. Lawyers for the detainees argued that the government moved them to Texas to deny the detainees legal aid, but the government countered that the reason for the move was that there was simply not enough space in Massachusetts to hold them. US District Judge Richard Stearns held Monday that his court did not have jurisdiction to hear the claims, but ordered the government not to deport the detainees until their claims can be filed in a court that possesses proper jurisdiction.
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