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The rights of Detainees, Deportees, Refugees, Asylees to pursue claims in U.S. Courts for violations of their individual rights by governmental officials has often being relegated to the background in much of civil rights discussion. However, with the last 2016 presidential campaign the civil liberties of these groups is suddenly a hot issue, and one destined for legal intervention given the unprecedented election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of these United States. The fate of these groups is now the subject of much debate in the media and in politics, given the make-up of Trump’s cabinet and his campaign avowal to be the Law and Order President, that will introduce stop and frisk and conduct mass deportation.
Implementing these policies at the federal level will lead to interactions between law enforcement and these groups that would violate rights of citizens, including detainees, as well as Deportees, Refugees, and Asylees.
This program examines what rights, if any, Detainees, Deportees, Refugees, and Asylees have to pursue claims under U.S. Laws for violations of their civil rights. The program will explain the critical barriers that such claims face, how to properly and successfully prosecute such claims, what to expect when litigating such claims, as well as the possible reliefs available, including injunctive reliefs, monetary damages and award of statutory attorneys’ fees.
Explore the background and legal implications of a “Stop and Frisk” Policy and its implications when implemented nationwide
Identify “Street Encounters” with Police similar to “Stop and Frisk”
Distinguish the levels of justification needed for police intervention
Learn available legal challenges to unlawful police conduct
Evaluate and anticipate civil consequences of “Stop and Frisk”
Understand Asylee vs. Refugee Application & Procedural Differences under current U.S. Immigration Law
Discuss possible changes to immigration laws that could affect asylee and refugee applications
What rights exist if Wrongly Profiled and Deported
Understand when Deportation Raids could Violate U.S. Constitution
Discuss Civil Rights Investigation Into ICE Raid Tactics
Basis for Constitutional rights of Detainees and Inmates
Explore Remedies available to Detainees and Inmates
Sam Maduegbuna is a partner at New City-based Maduegbuna Cooper LLP. The firm’s primary practice area is in all aspects of civil rights litigation handling cases mainly in federal courts throughout the State of New York and at times in jurisdictions outside New York.
Mr. Maduegbuna is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer with a particular expertise in complex and challenging cases including employment discrimination, workplace abuse, personal injury, civil rights and commercial matters. He has successfully represented clients in high-stakes trials against municipalities, multinational corporations and financial institutions, and obtained significant jury verdicts as well as negotiated multiple six- and seven-figure settlements on behalf of clients.
His practice focuses on trial and appellate practice, arbitration and mediation, principally in the areas of labor and employment, personal injury, medical malpractice, civil rights and commercial matters. Sam has tried cases in federal and state courts and arbitrated these matters before a wide range of arbitral tribunals. He has argued critical motions and appeals, including conducting the oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in a seminal decision on whether state common law torts arising from workplace drug testing are preempted by Federal Drug Testing Regulations applicable to workers in safety sensitive positions in the transportation industry. He has also argued and briefed appeals in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh and District of Columbia Circuits and the Appellate Divisions of the New York State Supreme Court.
Mr. Maduegbuna is a graduate of the University of Nigeria Law School. He also holds a Master of laws Degree from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
The course was presented very well.
Excellent speaker and written materials. Interesting perspective of human rights vs. immigrant rights.
Learned a lot and speaker was well informed.
Well presented and informative. Very enjoyable.
I appreciated the speaker's honesty when discussing the new administration's actual approach versus the "campaign approach"
I found the presentation informative and very useful.
Very comprehensive. Excellent information in a short period of time. Right out of the headlines.
This was one of your best speakers. Excellent information.
Enjoyed the moderator very much.
Incredibly timely, excellent content
Outstanding speaker in this content-packed program imparts an impressive level of detail in the companion slides as well as a lecture crowded with examples to enhance understanding of this complex and timely topic. With the 2016 presidential campaign and the arguably unprecedented election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of United States, the civil liberties of detainees, deportees, refugees and asylees is suddenly a hot issue deserving of legal attention. The fate of these groups is the focus of debate in legal, media and political spheres particularly in view of Trump’s anticipated cabinet members and his campaign assertion to be the “Law and Order” President who may well conduct mass deportation. You will never contemplate this issue the same way again after you watch this program.