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Detained Immigrants Webinar

Litigating Habeas Petitions for Detained Immigrants Within the Fifth Circuit

Part of the TAMU Law "Immigration Practice and Policy During the Pandemic" Webinar Series

This free CLE webinar addresses substantive and procedural issues involved in litigating habeas petitions for detained immigrants within the jurisdiction of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, including in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees asked questions of our experts in a live Q&A session.

1.5 hours of CLE credit* available.

Webinar materials:

Date and Time:

  • Thursday, June 25, 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. Central 

Discussion Topics:

  • Nuts and bolts of filing habeas petitions for detained immigrants
  • Claims based on prolonged detention
  • Claims based on fact of detention versus conditions of detention
  • Recent decisions regarding COVID-19 related habeas petitions
  • Current litigation and advocacy efforts related to COVID-19


  • Ranjana Natarajan, Director of the Civil Rights Clinic and Clinical Professor, University of Texas at Austin School of Law
  • Sirine Shebaya, Executive Director, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
  • Moderator: Fatma Marouf, Professor of Law and Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic, Texas A&M University School of Law

*This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.5 credit hours, of which 0.0 credit hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit.

Registrants must register with your full name and email and attend the entire CLE webinar in order to receive CLE credit.

While the panelists are all attorneys, they will be discussing the law generally, and nothing in the webinar should be considered as legal advice. Attendees should consult their own legal advisor to address their own unique circumstances.