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Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Time: 12-2pm PT/ 1-3pm MT/ 2-4pm CT/ 3-5pm ET
Description: The detention of immigrants who are in removal proceedings, fighting to remain in the US with their families, or seeking a safe haven from government repression, gang violence or domestic abuse in their home countries, is unjust to begin with. The COVID-19 pandemic has added to that injustice by forcing these same immigrants, many with underlying health problems, to remain in crowded conditions that do not allow for social distancing and expose them to a deadly virus.
This webinar will provide both new and experienced advocates with tools and strategies for seeking the release of detained immigrants, from bond and humanitarian parole to habeas proceedings in Federal Court, and review the class action litigation that has been filed to secure the release of thousands from detention facilities. An organizer with a faith rooted program that fights for social justice will then discuss the work that activists are engaged in to both help secure the release of detained individuals and provide them with support once they are released from custody.
- Bond, Parole, and Humanitarian Parole
- Habeas Corpus Claims
- Class Action Case: Hernandez Roman
- Class Action Case: Fraihat
- Release and Post-Release Activism for Lawyers
- Kelly Anderson, Managing Attorney, Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project
- Sirine Shebaya, Executive Director, National Immigration Project of the NLG
- Minju Cho, Skadden Fellow, ACLU of Southern California
- Jeremy Jong, Fraihat Counsel, Southern Poverty Law Center
- Guillermo Torres, Immigration Program Director, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice
- Maia Fleischman, Legal Fellow, Criminal Justice Reform Project, Southern Poverty Law Center
CLE Credit: This course is approved for 2 CLE credits for California lawyers. Attorneys in other states can still attend the workshop, but will have to request CLE credit through their own state bar for attending the presentation. We cannot guarantee that your state will approve the CLE credit. Your state may also require you to pay a fee for submitting this form, which would be your responsibility.
Presented by: NLG-Los Angeles, NLG – San Francisco Bay Area, National Immigration Project of the NLG NLG, and NLG National Office