Federal Judge Blocks Expansion of Expedited Removal

U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on September 27, 2019 granted the plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction and issued an order blocking DHS from implementing the July 23, 2019, Federal Register notice that expanded expedited removal to many individuals who are in the interior of the United States or have been in the United States for more than 14 days. The judge found that the plaintiffs were likely to succeed on their claims under the Administrative Procedure Act.