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Residents Targeted in 2007 New Haven Immigration Raid Reach Landmark Settlement

RESIDENTS TARGETED IN 2007 NEW HAVEN IMMIGRATION RAID REACH LANDMARK SETTLEMENT WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 11 Plaintiffs to Receive $350,000 and Choice of Immigration Relief or Termination of Deportation Proceedings New Haven, Conn. – "Eleven New Haven residents whose homes were illegally...

Michael Wishnie Named William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law at Yale

"Michael Wishnie ’93, a clinical professor of law at Yale Law School and director of the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization (LSO), has been named the William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Professor Wishnie joined Yale Law School in 2006 and assumed...

Yale Law School immigration clinic files class action lawsuit challenging 'Secure Communities' detainers

"An immigration law clinic at Yale Law School has filed a federal class action lawsuit challenging the use of detainers by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and asked Wednesday that the suit be expedited now that ICE is rolling out Secure Communities in Connecticut statewide." - New...

CBP Apologizes for SRK Detention

"In reel life (read his blockbuster movie, My Name Is Khan ), Shah Rukh Khan succeeds in convincing the 'US President-elect Barack Obama' that he's not a terrorist. But in real life, the picture isn't as rosy for the Bollywood superstar. Shah Rukh, on his way to deliver a lecture...

A Defense of Immigration-Enforcement Discretion: The Legal and Policy Flaws in Kris Kobach’s Latest Crusade

By David A. Martin*, Thursday, 20 December 2012 - " This Essay disputes the legal claims set forth in a recent lawsuit that seeks to invalidate a policy of the Department of Homeland Security. The policy gives protection against deportation to unauthorized immigrants who came to the country as children...

Settlement of Detainers Lawsuit in Connecticut: Brizuela v. Feliciano

On Feb. 19, 2013, Muneer I. Ahmad, Clinical Professor of Law, Yale Law School wrote: "Students in our Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic announced a settlement in Brizuela v. Feliciano , a suit filed in federal court last year challenging the honoring of immigration detainers by the Connecticut...

Class Action Victory in Mass. 236(c) Litigation: Reid v. Donelan

Michael J. Wishnie , William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law and Deputy Dean for Experiential Education, Yale Law School, writes: "Yesterday afternoon, Judge Ponsor (D.Mass.) certified a class defined as: "All individuals who are or will be detained within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts...

Federal Court Slaps ICE, Grants Class Action

"Since he was taken into custody in November 2012 by immigration agents, New Havener Mark Reid has been fighting for his release. As of this week, dozens of other detainees can join his fight. Reid, who’s 49, will be the lead plaintiff on a class action lawsuit brought by people held...

Yale Law Worker & Immigration Rights Advocacy Clinic Lands One-Two Punch

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, Mark Reid walked free . The next day, ICE caved on a detainer lawsuit . What next for Michael Wishnie and his students?

Federal Judge Declares ICE’s Nationwide Shackling Policy Unconstitutional

"U.S. Judge Michael Ponsor declared the government’s nationwide policy of shackling detainees during immigration court proceedings unconstitutional, calling it an affront to a person’s dignity. Even the safety considerations cited by the government did not provide it with “unlimited...

$450K Settlement with East Haven, Conn. Includes 'Model' Immigration Component

"The town of East Haven has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle a civil rights lawsuit by Latino residents. But perhaps the more significant part of the agreement, according to lawyers involved with the case, is that the town has agreed to greatly limit its enforcement of immigration laws and communications...