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Family Detention Stay Should Prompt Policy Revamp, Attys Say

February 23, 2015, Law360

Covington's Dennis Auerbach, David Zionts, Philip Levitz and Sonia Lahr-Pastor are mentioned in this article regarding their representation of the plaintiffs who won an injunction last week against the Obama administration's alleged policy of detaining immigrant families seeking asylum as a form of deterrence.

Dennis Auerbach of Covington & Burling LLP, who is litigating for the plaintiffs alongside the American Civil Liberties Union, said the “powerful and persuasive” ruling serves as a significant win for kids and mothers who have fled unsafe conditions in Central America. “It confirms that locking up mothers and children just to send a message is against everything our country stands for,” Auerbach told Law360.

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