FCLS Habeas Series Webinar 1: Habeas Nuts and Bolts
February 21, 2018
02:00 PM (ET)
Immigration enforcement is at an all-time high, and the Trump Administration is looking to expand the civil immigration detention of noncitizens. Already, more than 400,000 noncitizens are detained annually and tens of thousands more are subject to onerous conditions of release, including high bonds and GPS tracking devices. The writ of habeas corpus provides a constitutionally-protected mechanism to challenge unlawful detention by government officials. Never filed a habeas before? In this first installment in the Federal Court Litigation Section’s 5-part webinar series on habeas, the speakers will discuss the nuts and bolts of filing a habeas, including pre-filing considerations, basic requirements, and the step-by-step process. This training series is being offered for free by the Federal Court Litigation Section and the Immigration Justice Campaign.
- What is habeas and when might it be appropriate?
- Pre-filing considerations
- Basic requirements
- Court admission, electronic filing
- Timing and deadlines
- Where to file – immediate custodian
- Who to sue
- What to file
- Step-by-step process (from filing to USDC decision)
- Discovery – when available and to what extent
- EAJA fees