Founded in September 2002, Families for Freedom is a New York-based multi-ethnic human rights organization by and for families facing and fighting deportation. We are current and former detainees, deportees and their loved ones. We come from dozens of countries, across continents. FFF seeks to repeal the laws that are tearing apart our homes and neighborhoods; and to build the power of immigrant communities as communities of color, to provide a guiding voice in the growing movement for immigrant rights as human rights. FFF has evolved into an organizing center against deportation. We are source of support, education, and campaigns for directly affected families and communities -- locally and nationally.
The Immigrant Rights Clinic at New York University School of Law is a leading institution in both local and national struggles for immigrant rights. Its students engage in direct legal representation of immigrants and community organizations in litigation at the agency, federal court, and Supreme Court level, and in immigrant rights campaigns at the local, state, and
This report is dedicated to people who were detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and filed a habeas corpus petition in the U.S. courts.
The authors would like to thank William C. Anderson, Elise McCaffrey, Esq, Jessica Vosburgh, Esq,Donald Anthonyson, Families for Freedom members and the people who shared their stories with us for this report.
Nina Sheth, student, Immigrant Rights Clinic at New York University School of Law
Rhiya Trivedi, student, Immigrant Rights Clinic at New York University School of Law
Nancy Morawetz, Professor of Clinical Law at New York University School of Law
Abraham Paulos, Executive Director, Families for Freedom
Families for Freedom and New York University Immigrant Rights Clinic, The Writ of Habeas Corpus: How a United States District Court Circumvents Oversight of Unlawful Detention