This webinar will examine the legal authority and limits of immigration enforcement in the context of local law enforcement cooperation with ICE through immigration detainers (also called ICE holds) and ICE’s Fugitive Operations Teams. It will provide practitioners with tips on how to file and litigate a motion to suppress in immigration proceedings to challenge the legal violations that may have occurred. We will address other actions that practitioners may take outside of immigration court such as filing habeas corpus petitions. Finally, we’ll cover litigation strategies to create leverage for obtaining a U Visa certification for "false imprisonment."
Elliott Ozment, Founder – Immigration Law Offices of Elliott Ozment
Elliott Ozment graduated from Vanderbilt Law School in 1975 and obtained a Certificate in the Program for Instruction for Lawyers from Harvard Law School in 1990. He has focused his practice in immigration law since 1998. He has been a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Nashville Bar Association, and the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has served as the Chair of the Immigration Law Committee of the Nashville Bar Association and is the legal counsel for the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He has provided initial consultations to over 1000 individuals and families and has represented hundreds of clients before the INS and USCIS (successor agency to the INS). He has also tried hundreds of immigration cases before numerous Immigration Courts (Memphis, Oakdale (LA), Atlanta (GA), New Orleans (LA), San Antonio (TX), York (PA),) and the Board of Immigration Appeals in Washington, D.C. He has also represented immigration clients in numerous U.S. District Courts (usually involving police abuse) and has represented immigration appellants before the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Fifth Circuit (New Orleans) and the Sixth Circuit (Cincinnati). He currently serves as a legal advisor to the Mexican Consulate in Atlanta, Georgia. He has formerly served as a Representative in the Tennessee House of Representatives and was a Political Analyst for local and state political affairs for Channel 2 News in Nashville.
Angie Junck, Supervising Attorney – Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
Angie coordinates the Immigrant Youth Project to provide advocacy on behalf of immigrant youth in order to improve their lives and ensure their fair and humane treatment in the United States. She provides trainings, technical assistance, and written materials to immigrant youth and their families, as well as to decision makers and service providers, such as social workers, dependency attorneys, juvenile justice officials, legislators, juvenile and family court judges, and community based groups and advocates. Angie is an author of various ILRC publications, including A Guide for Immigration Advocates, Defending Immigrants in the Ninth Circuit, and Naturalization and U.S. Citizenship.