We assist In instances only where habeas and immigration intersect.
WECDA is proud to be a member of the Immigration Action Network.
We assists Detainees in federal custody who are serving a federal prison term and have an Immigration matter pending as well.
At some point while serving their sentence they may be served with a” Notice to appear” Detainer from Immigration.
Upon contacting us, we make all forms and information available to them as well as advising them of the options available.
We help determine if the Detainee is eligible for Asylum, or primarily, the U Visa. Because the individual is incarcerated, the forms and other qualifying information may be beyond their reach.
We determine whether a case for the U Visa exists, send forms to the appropriate law enforcement agency, and provide the detainee with any additional materials to comprise the package needed to establish their case to remain in the United States.
Primarily the detainees who fall under this provision are women who have been subjected to some type of Domestic Violence. or subjected to a crime against them. Men are not excluded, but domestic violence generally applies to females.
As we continue to assist going forward, we also establish contact with the various Clinics headed by Attorneys, or Law Schools having a legal presence close to the facility.
At some point, the preference is to have them assist in the representation of the Detainee in court.
We also prepare various Motions for the pro se litigant facing removal proceedings.
Motion to vacate under 28 USC 2255
re: Jae Lee v United States, and under California AB 2867.