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Pro Se Materials for Haitian Detainees Facing Indefinite Detention (CLOSED)

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Synopsis

CCR developed a packet of pro se materials to assist Haitian detainees and immigration attorneys in advocating for their release while removals were suspended following the 2010 earthquake.

Status

In 2011, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) resumed removals to Haiti.

Description

Hundreds of Haitians across the country were imprisoned by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency following the January 12, 2010 earthquake, even though the Department of Homeland Security halted all deportations to Haiti as a result of the devastating event.  The detention of non-citizens who had already completed removal proceedings raised serious constitutional concerns when their removal was not reasonably foreseeable under the 2001 Supreme Court decision, Zadvydas v. Davis.  Unfortunately, in order to seek their release, each detainee had to formally request that ICE review their custody and grant release under reasonable conditions of supervision.

CCR developed a packet of pro se materials to assist Haitian detainees and immigration attorneys in advocating for their release.

To download the pro se packet of materials for Haitian Detainees, click on the links below:

Timeline

In 2011, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) resumed removals to Haiti.