The Community Health Law Partnership clinic recently obtained release of a client from an immigration detention center in Georgia pursuant to the district court’s order in Fraihat v. ICE, which requires new assessments and release determinations for individuals at heightened risk of contracting COVID-19 while in custody. Third-year student Raneem Ashrawi helped prepare the request along with clinic Staff Attorney Kristen E. Shepherd and clinic Director Jason A. Cade.

School of Law featured in Common Dreams article regarding Community HeLP and First Amendment clinics serving as co-counsel on behalf of immigrant women alleging medical abuse – Wednesday, December 23, 2020

The School of Law was mentioned in a Common Dreams article regarding the work of the Community Health Law Partnership Clinic and the First Amendment Clinic. The clinics are serving as co-counsel in a putative class action filed December 21, 2020, on behalf of women who allegedly endured medical abuse and retaliation for speaking out about it while in the custody of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. The article titled “Class-Action Suit Sought Over ‘Disturbing Pattern of Inhumane Medical Abuse’ of ICE Detainees Including Forced Hysterectomies” was written by Andrea Germanos and published 12/22/20.

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