Immigration Law

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Federal Judge Declares ICE’s Nationwide Shackling Policy Unconstitutional
Posted on 10 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Federal Court Slaps ICE, Grants Class Action
Posted on 12 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Class Action Victory in Mass. 236(c) Litigation: Reid v. Donelan
Posted on 12 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

CA1 on Mandatory Detention: Reid v. Donelan
Posted on 14 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Reid v. Donelan, Apr. 13, 2016 - "The district court held that detention pursuant to § 1226(c) for over six months was presumptively unreasonable and granted summary judgment to the class, thereby entitling each class member to a bond hearing... Read More

Indefinite Detention Class-Action Injunction: Reid v. Donelan
Posted on 29 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The court, reaffirming its view that § 1226(c) includes a six-month “reasonableness” limitation on the length of no-bail detention, will formally award the class judgment as a matter of law. ... [B]ecause the court possesses jurisdiction... Read More

D. Mass. on Detention, Reasonableness, Six-Month Rule: Reid v. Donelan
Posted on 12 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"To comply with the constitution’s due process requirement, § 1226(c) must be read to include a “reasonableness” limit on the length of time an individual can be detained without an individualized bond hearing. ... Under the... Read More

Yale Law Worker & Immigration Rights Advocacy Clinic Lands One-Two Punch
Posted on 27 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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? Read More

A Letter to a Senator
Posted on 16 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"When Astrid Silva wrote her first letters to Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, she never really expected that he, or anyone else, would read the folded notes she slipped to the Nevada senator as he campaigned in the state she called home.... Read More

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