CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
256 SOUTH OCCIDENTAL BOULEVARD LOS ANGELES, CA 90057 Telephone: (213) 388-8693 Facsimile: (213) 386-9484 www.centerforhumanrights.org
To: Pro bono and legal services attorneys interested in monitoring the detention of immigrant children
From: Peter Schey, Carlos Holguin, Flores Class Counsel
Re: Registering for Flores Site Inspections Through May 2018 Date: November 15, 2017
The purpose of this memorandum is to supplement information provided in our previous memorandum dated November 8, 2017 titled, “Court-approved detention site inspection.” Please feel free to forward this email to attorneys and paralegals who may be interested.
Pursuant to Paragraph 33 of the nationwide class action settlement in Flores v. Johnson, 85-cv- 04544-DMG-AGR, Central District of California, class counsel and attorneys and paralegals they designate have the right of “access” to any facility where immigrant children class members are detained. The purpose of site visits is “to interview class members, staff and observe conditions at the facility.”
We are writing to invite lawyers and paralegals to join Nov. 27-Dec. 8, 2017,
Nov. 27-Dec. 8, 2017, please provide the
information we need at this link.
January-May 2018, please provide the information we need at this link. This information is simply for preliminary coordinating purposes and does not obligate you
to attend a Flores site inspection.
site visits at ICE
detention centers in Dilley and Karnes, Tx, and Berks, Pa., and border patrol facilities in Rio
Grande. If you’re interested in joining site inspections
Additionally, from January to May of 2018, we plan to conduct site inspections of several other
ICE, CBP and Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) facilities located in California, Arizona,
Texas and other states. We have not picked dates for these inspections yet. If you’re interested
in joining site inspections
By December 1, 2017, we must provide the Government with a list of people who may be
assisting with site inspections through the end of May 2018. People who are not reported to the
Government by December 1, 2017 may not be able to participate in site inspections between now
and May 2018.
Memorandum to Pro Bono and Legal Services Attorneys and Paralegals Re: Registering for Flores Site Inspections Through May 2018 November 15, 2017
Attorneys and paralegals who wish to join inspections Nov 28-Dec 8, 2017, should please log in to the link above and email us a signed ICE facility Code of Conduct form (link above) and a copy of a government issued ID by email to Chapman Noam email@example.com needed for security clearances.
The primary purpose of the visits is to monitor compliance with the Flores Settlement, dealing with conditions of detention and release of immigrant minors. A full copy of the Flores Settlement is available through this link. Monitors may prepare declarations about their observations and collect declarations while interviewing class members. Declarations may be used in enforcement proceedings before the District Court.
By December 1, 2017, Court appointed Government monitors must file their reports with the District Court addressing Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) compliance with the Settlement and the Court’s most recent Order compliance Order, available through this link. Plaintiffs may file a response to the Court appointed monitors’ reports by December 15, 2017. To independently assess compliance facts prior to submitting Plaintiffs’ response, we plan to conduct detention site inspections November 28 to December 8, 2017.
Our inspection team members may visit one or several facilities. Inspections are usually completed in one day. Being bilingual in Spanish is very helpful but not necessary if accompanied by an interpreter. To register for site inspections between November 28 and December 8, 2017, please use this link. To indicate your interest in joining a site inspection between January and May 2018, please select this link.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email
Peter Schey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carlos Holguin email@example.com and Chapman Noam firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you. ///