Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Settlement of Detainers Lawsuit in Connecticut: Brizuela v. Feliciano

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On Feb. 19, 2013, Muneer I. Ahmad, Clinical Professor of Law, Yale Law School wrote: "Students in our Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic announced a settlement in Brizuela v. Feliciano, a suit filed in federal court last year challenging the honoring of immigration detainers by the Connecticut Department of Correction (DOC) as the sole basis for detention of individuals in its custody beyond the time when they would otherwise be released from state custody.  Our client, Sergio Brizuela, was held by DOC on a detainer and transferred to ICE custody after the state’s legal custody of him expired.  Under the terms