EAJA Awards (#213581)

Rodriguez-Castillo v. Nielsen, et al.
ED CV 18-1317 ODW (KESx)
U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Prisons (BOP)
Gustavo Rodriquez Castillo, Gabriela M. Lopez, Immigrant Defenders Law Center
This case challenged the detention of immigration detainees at the Federal Correctional Institution at Victorville, California. Plaintiffs claimed a denial of attorney access violated their due process and First Amendment rights, and that Defendants’ policies regarding access to attorneys violated the Administrative Procedure Act and the Immigration and Nationality Act.
The court ruled that the Defendants’ assertion that confining detainees at a facility for convicted criminals complicated access to counsel does not justify Defendants’ position.