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The Immigration Monkey Wrench

Successful Presentation of Compassionate Release Actions in Light of COVID-19, Including for the Foreign-Born Client with an Immigration Detainer

Representation of detained clients who are at high risk for serious health consequences if they contract COVID-19 involves a progression of actions. The authors provide an overview of how to seek compassionate release from both prison wardens and dis­trict courts. This discussion includes strategies for nav­igating an ICE detainer and other immigration law issues when clients are not United States citizens.