ICE Settles Home Invasion Lawsuit for $1 Million

ICE Settles Home Invasion Lawsuit for $1 Million

"Twenty-two Latino victims of unlawful warrantless home raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) obtained a settlement today requiring new national policies for ICE agents conducting warrantless home operations and $1 million in damages and fees. In addition, eight men and women who were arrested during the raids have received either deferred action or termination of their immigration cases." - CCR, Apr. 4, 2013.

"According to the settlement, immigration agents needing consent to enter a private residence will now have to seek permission in a language spoken by the resident “whenever feasible.” Agents must also get consent from residents to enter the yards and other private outside areas adjoining their homes, the settlement said.  Under the settlement, agents are forbidden from conducting protective sweeps through the homes without “a reasonable, articulable suspicion of danger.”  The government agreed to drop deportation proceedings against four of the plaintiffs and to grant a four-year reprieve from deportation to four others." - NYT, Apr 5, 2013.