Ms. L with her daughter

Ms. L v. ICE

Status: Ongoing
Last Update: December 1, 2023

What's at Stake


Here are links to the proposed family separation settlement and Notice of Rights in English and Spanish. The Notice of Rights explains the settlement and next steps to seek final approval of the settlement, including the opportunity to object:

Settlement Document:

Notice (English):

Notice (Spanish):



The lawsuit cites violations of the Constitution’s due process clause, federal law protecting asylum seekers, and of the government’s own directive to keep families intact. "Ms. L" and her daughter were reunited in March 2018, though the national class-action lawsuit in this case continues.

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