The ACLU of Arizona and Los Abogados will offer their third compensation clinic for people the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) stopped or held in violation of an immigration-related court order. People who believe they may be eligible for compensation can speak to a lawyer and fill out an application.
People the MCSO stopped or held between December 23, 2011, and May 24, 2013, may apply to participate in the court-ordered compensation program.
WHAT: MCSO Immigration Stops and Detention Compensation Fund Clinic – Victims of MCSO’s preliminary injunction violations will be able to meet with attorneys and fill out compensation applications.
WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Training for attorneys who are interested in helping assist victims with compensation applications will take place from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.)
WHERE: Center for Neighborhood Leadership, 5877 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85031
WHO: Hosted by the ACLU of Arizona, Los Abogados, and the Center for Neighborhood Leadership.
Applications will be accepted until December 3, 2018. More information about the compensation program is available on the program website, which is in English and Spanish. The program’s toll-free number (1-844-500-6327) is open, and English-speaking and Spanish speaking agents will be available to assist callers during business hours.
Claimants will be awarded a base amount of $500 if they were stopped and held by MCSO in violation of the preliminary injunction for longer than 20 minutes. Claimants will be awarded $35 for each additional 20 minutes of detention after the first hour. Claimants may also be eligible for additional compensation for physical harm or emotional distress, medical bills, lost property, lost wages, and other injuries that resulted from the unlawful detention.
To schedule an appointment, please call 602-773-6022.