Thursday morning, Judge Rosemary Collyer of the D.C. federal district court will hear argument on whether the government may be compelled to examine Guantanamo Bay detainee and alleged 9/11 conspirator Mohammed al-Qahtani to determine whether he is “eligible for direct repatriation.” Al-Qahtani, whom U.S.
Harry is a second year student at Harvard Law School, where he is an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He has interned with Akin Gump and with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and previously worked on expert economic testimony at the litigation consulting firm Cornerstone Research. He graduated from Yale College in 2014 with a BA in English and Economics.
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The legal and political debate over immigration detainers usually concerns the demands that the federal government makes of local law enforcement.
Local opposition to federal immigration enforcement is often treated as an ideological issue, with fights over sanctuary cities breaking down along familiar political lines. But setting politics aside, several local law enforcement agencies worry that they cannot lawfully comply with one important aspect of federal immigration enforcement—the immigration detainer.