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Immigration Law

ICE Military-Style Warrantless Home Invasion Triggers ACLU Lawsuit

ACLU Utah, Feb. 27, 2018 - "On Tuesday, February 27, 2018,  the ACLU of Utah Foundation, Inc.  announced a new lawsuit filed against United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S Marshals over two SWAT-style, home raids on a Utah family living in Heber City in April 2017. The ACLU of Utah is being joined in this lawsuit by the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, and Covington & Burling, LLP.  This lawsuit asserts constitutional violation of plaintiffs’ rights, privileges, and immunities secured by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. It alleges that defendants’ actions were in violation of the family's clearly-established, constitutionally-guaranteed rights to be free from unreasonable and unlawful searches and seizures, and to be free from the use of excessive force."

Watch a Facebook Live broadcast of the press conference here: 

Ramirez v. Reddish ACLU of Utah Webpage 

PDFs of the written statements by the family - English )  ( Spanish ) 

Video statements by the family - English ) ( Spanish )   

The copy of the complaint can be found here:

[See para. 147 of the Complaint: "John Doe 2 told the family that they were wasting their money on a lawyer because Alicia would never be able to win “against ICE” with “Trump’s new law.” "]