Damus v. Nielsen - Parole for Arriving Asylum Seekers

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • By: ACLU, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, Human Rights First
  • This event will take place online
  • Political asylum

The ACLU, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, and Human Rights First invite you to attend a free webinar on the preliminary injunction order in Damus v. Nielsen. Please register to join us!

Damus is a class action lawsuit challenging the Department of Homeland Security’s (“DHS”) policy of detaining asylum seekers without considering their suitability for release on parole. In Damus, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia provisionally certified a class of arriving asylum-seekers found to have a credible fear of persecution or torture who are detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) after having been denied parole under the authority of the following five ICE Field Offices: Detroit, El Paso, Los Angeles, Newark, and Philadelphia. The Court also entered a preliminary injunction directed at the five ICE Field Offices (1) requiring them to follow the 2009 ICE Parole Directive; (2) prohibiting them from detaining class members absent an individualized determination that they present a flight risk or danger to the community; and (3) prohibiting them from denying parole based on categorical criteria applicable to all class members.

The training will provide an overview and analysis of the decision and discuss strategies for seeking release on parole for Damus class members. A written advisory about the preliminary injunction order is available here.

To register for this event, please click here.

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