Habeas Petitions for Detained Immigrants 2019 (Webcast)

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The Practising Law Institute is offering a webcast of a live presentation from San Francisco entitled Habeas Petitions for Detained Immigrants 2019 on November 18, 2019 from 12:00 PM - 3:20 PM Eastern.

Full scholarships and discounts to attend PLI programs are widely available to attorneys working in nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys; government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); law librarians and paralegals who work for nonprofit/legal services organizations; unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships.

All eligible attendees are urged to complete and submit a PLI Scholarship Application.

Registration: $129 per Person

Why You Should Attend

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security imprisons more than 400,000 noncitizens in civil immigration detention every year.  A congressional quota mandates that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) maintain 34,000 beds daily for immigrants in detention, many in privately run detention facilities.  Tens of thousands more are subject to onerous conditions of release, including high bonds and GPS tracking devices.  Immigrants who are incarcerated include asylum seekers, victims of trafficking or crimes in the United States, longtime lawful permanent residents, and others with avenues to immigration relief.  Research shows that represented noncitizens who are released from detention are nearly three times more likely to win their immigration case as represented noncitizens who remain detained.

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.  Challenging ICE and immigration court custody decisions in federal court is becoming more essential and a decisive tool to secure noncitizens’ freedom from incarceration.  The first segment of this training is designed to provide immigration attorneys who are new to federal district court practice the knowledge and tools necessary to litigate habeas petitions on behalf of detained immigrant clients.  The second and third segments will cover recent developments in legal strategies since Jennings v. Rodriguez and Nielsen v. Preap, and other creative uses of habeas petitions.

What You Will Learn
  • What is a Habeas Petition, When to Use It, and Nuts and Bolts of Filing
  • Habeas Challenges to Constitutionality of Detention Post-Jennings v. Rodriguez and Nielsen v. Preap
  • Other Creative Uses of Habeas Petitions
Who Should Attend

All attorneys interested in or currently assisting immigrant clients who are detained or subject to conditions of custody, including private and pro bono attorneys, law clinic students and faculty, and public interest and nonprofit organization attorneys, would benefit from attending this program.  Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of immigration law but need not have prior experience with habeas petitions.

  • CLE Credit Comments:

    Three (3) Substantive PA CLE Credits

    Attendance at this event is categorized as "distance learning" by the PA CLE Board. Under current rules, lawyers have the option of completing six (6) hours per compliance year of distance learning by participating in pre-approved, interactive, Internet or computer based CLE programs. More information on distance learning CLE credit.

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    Practising Law Institute