June 7, 2023

Munger, Tolles & Olson Recognized with ACLU Foundation of Southern California’s Immigrants’ Rights Award

The ACLU Foundation of Southern California named Munger, Tolles & Olson a recipient of the Immigrants’ Rights Award for the firm’s legal and advocacy efforts in a federal class action challenging certain home arrest policies and practices of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The firm and a team of MTO attorneys were recognized during the 2023 Advocates for Justice reception at The Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles. 

The MTO team recognized by the ACLU included Jacob Kreilkamp, Giovanni Saarman González and our beloved former colleague Anjan Choudhury.

The award recognized the extraordinary time and effort the MTO team has dedicated thus far to Kidd v. Mayorkas, including securing class certification in February.

The lawsuit alleges that ICE conducts immigration enforcement operations at homes without a warrant or valid consent and uses unlawful ruses where ICE officers impersonate police or misrepresent their governmental identity or purpose to residents in violation of the Fourth Amendment and federal law.

The recent order by the court certifies two classes of Southern California residents, those who have been or are at risk of being subjected to the policies and practices at issue.