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"ICE...Must Obey The Law"

December 26, 2019 (1 min read)

Steph Solis, MassLive, Dec. 25, 2019 - In Boston immigration lawsuit, Cambodian father of 5 reunites with family for Christmas and judge issues stern reminder to ICE

"A federal judge has not officially ruled on alleged human rights violations against detained immigrants, but one of those detainees will get to spend Christmas with his family.

Soeun Kim, a new class member in the high-profile Boston immigration lawsuit, was ordered released Tuesday afternoon while questions about Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s treatment of detainees, including Kim, are reviewed in court.

Kim was released Tuesday night, said Adriana Lafaille, an attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts. His release means he will be able to spend Christmas with his wife, Theresa St. Pierre-Kim, and their children, who currently live with St. Pierre-Kim’s parents in Florida.

... “The failure of ICE to provide Kim the interview required by its regulations indicates that the prior decisions and proceedings in this case have not been sufficient to communicate to ICE that it is unlawful for it to ignore the requirements of its regulations," Wolf wrote. "It is in the public interest to remind ICE, yet again, that it must obey the law.”"