Yale University Law School clinics obtain class action certification for long-term ICE detainees

Below is the first part of an article by the Register Staff from nhregister.com. It reads..

NEW HAVEN » Now that Yale University Law School clinics have gotten class action certification for all Immigration and Custom Enforcement detainees held six months or longer in Massachusetts, lawyers hope the defendants will get bond hearings and win their eventual release from custody.

Mark Reid, a permanent resident of New Haven and a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve, filed suit over his detention by ICE in a Massachusetts county jail last year, according to a statement from the clinic.

He won his own habeas corpus hearing earlier this year, and federal U.S. District Judge Michael Ponsor certified a class of similiarly held individuals Monday in Massachusetts. ICE usually jails detainees from Connecticut and Massachusetts in Massachusetts jails.

Reid supporters are currently fundraising to get the $25,000 he needs to post bond.

Source: http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20140211/yale-university-law-school-clinics-obtain-class-action-certification-for-long-term-ice-detainees

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