The ACLU intervened in this pro se petition on behalf of a non-citizen who had been detained for three years awaiting deportation. The District Court affirmed a magistrate judge’s ruling that the petitioner should be released, but gave the government ten days to get deportation papers in order. When that time passed without any action, the Affiliate sought the petitioner’s immediate release, which was granted.



Randy Olen

Date filed

March 28, 2004