The Great Writ: Challenging Illegal Immigration Detention Through Habeas Corpus

Attorneys can use federal habeas corpus petitions to impose constitutional limitations on the detention and custody review practices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the immigration courts. Zoey Jones and Andrea Saenz share five lessons learned by an immigration public defender program that has filed habeas corpus petitions that have liberated clients and established significant case law concerning due process and the right to seek release from detention.