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Immigration-rights groups represented by the ACLU and other lawyers have sued the Trump administration in an effort to block a new federal rule that they say will expose hundreds of thousands of additional migrants to so-called fast-track deportations.

Pointing to both alleged constitutional and procedural violations, the community-based groups’ complaint, lodged in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, asks for injunctive and declaratory relief, and moves to thwart the rule, which the plaintiffs say was published July 23 in the Federal Register without any notice-and-comment or grace periods.

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Jason Grant

Jason Grant is a staff writer covering legal stories and cases for the New York Law Journal, the National Law Journal and Law.com, and a former practicing attorney. He's written and reported previously for the New York Times, the Star-Ledger, the L.A. Times and other publications. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter, pls find him @JasonBarrGrant

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