More Immigrants to Get Bond Hearings

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New Haven, Conn. (WTNH) – A ruling by a Federal Court Judge in Massachusetts will benefit immigrants being detained in several states including Connecticut.   Judge Michael Ponsor has ruled that Immigration and Customs enforcement (ICE) must provide bond hearings to detained immigrants while their deportation hearings are being appealed.   Ponsor says ICE misinterpreted immigration statutes in a particular case and despite previous rulings in that case still has not provided bond hearings for detainee’s.

Conchita Cruz, a law student intern in the Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School, Counsel for the plaintiffs in Reid V. Donelan, says “”We are focused on ensuring that detainees in Massachusetts and those who have been transferred out of the Commonwealth, as well as immigration attorneys across the country know that detainees must make a request in order to exercise their right to a bond hearing.”

Anyone who thinks they are entitled to or know someone who may be entitled to a bond hearing under this ruling should contact the plaintiffs’ counsel at 203-432-4800 or email reidhabeas@mailman.yale.edu.

 

 

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