Kuck Immigration Partners Files Habeas Corpus Action on Behalf of Detained Immigration Client

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On Friday, February 28, 2014, Kuck Immigration Partners filed a habeas corpus action incourt, on behalf of Mr. Juan Ruiz Arenas, who has allegedly been subject to cruel and unusual punishment at the hands Department of Homeland Security officials.

Mr. Ruiz has been subject to prolonged isolation and solitary confinement, as well as forced to consume contra-indicatory medication during his lengthy detention

On Friday, February 28, 2014, Kuck Immigration Partners LLC filed a federal habeas corpus action at the Middle District of Georgia Court, on behalf of Mr. Juan Ruiz Arenas (case 4:14-cv-00059-CDL-MSH ARENAS v. HOLDER et al). Mr. Ruiz Arenas is seeking release from custody based upon the alleged constitutionally violative conditions of his detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the Stewart Detention Center (SDC) run by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). (see referenced complaint)

According to court documents, for the past five months, Mr. Ruiz Arenas has been detained by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at SDC. Mr. Ruiz’s treatment at the hands of DHS officials amounts to cruel and unusual punishment (case 4:14-cv-00059-CDL-MSH ARENAS v. HOLDER et al).

“We filed this habeas corpus action on behalf of Mr. Ruiz Arenas as a last resort after attorneys representing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) refused multiple reasonable requests to release Mr. Ruiz on humanitarian and family unity grounds. Mr. Ruiz has been subject to prolonged isolation and solitary confinement, as well as forced to consume contra-indicatory medication during his lengthy detention,” says Charles Kuck, an attorney for Mr. Ruiz Arenas (case 4:14-cv-00059-CDL-MSH ARENAS v. HOLDER et al).

The complaint alleges that private prison functionaries employed by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), in collusion with ICE officials, have routinely provided substandard medical care; often citing “legal problems” as the chief medical diagnosis for legitimate medical and psychological complaints (case 4:14-cv-00059-CDL-MSH ARENAS v. HOLDER et al).

According to court documents, Mr. Ruiz is married to a U.S. citizen and currently has an application for withholding of removal to Mexico pending before the immigration court. Mr. Ruiz claims a fear for his life if returned to Mexico due to his prior employment as a police officer in that country (case 4:14-cv-00059-CDL-MSH ARENAS v. HOLDER et al).

A grant of the habeas petition by the Federal District Court for the Central District of Georgia would allow Mr. Ruiz to be released from custody, at which time he will be able to pursue his application for relief before an immigration judge in Atlanta, near his family and attorneys while receiving appropriate medical attention.

For further information about this case, please contact attorney Rebecca Rojas, or Attorney and Managing Partner Charles Kuck at 404-816-8611, rrojas (at) immigration (dot) net, or ckuck (at) immigration (dot) net.

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