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PLI - Habeas Petitions for Detained Immigrants
PLI is pleased to partner with Pangea Legal Services to bring you this important new immigration program! Program Co-Chairs Etan Newman and Marie Vincent have brought together an expert faculty to provide the knowledge and tools necessary to litigate habeas petitions on behalf of detained immigrant clients.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security detains more than 400,000 noncitizens in civil immigration detention every year. Immigrants who are detained include asylum seekers, victims of trafficking or crimes in the United States, longtime lawful permanent residents, and others with avenues to immigration relief.
The writ of habeas corpus is a constitutionally protected device by which individuals can petition a federal district court judge to remedy unlawful deprivation of liberty by government officials. Yet many immigration advocates – whose day-to-day practice is largely before administrative agencies – feel ill-equipped to enter federal court to challenge ICE and immigration court custody decisions.
Register for free today to learn how you can harness this powerful tool for your clients!
Key Topics Will Include:
When Can I File a Habeas Petition? Overview of Immigration Custody Regimes and Corresponding Habeas Opportunities
What Are My Arguments? Common Challenges to Detention Through Habeas and Possible Hurdles
How Do I Get into Federal Court? Nuts and Bolts of Filing a Habeas Petition