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Lawsuit filed against ICE agents in Nashville

October 11, 2011 (1 min read)

"Four Nashville residents are suing U.S. immigration agents, claiming the officers illegally entered their apartment while looking for a suspect in the building.  An attorney representing the four says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, acting on an old address for a target of an Oct. 1, 2010, raid, arrested the current residents, The (Nashville) Tennessean reported Monday.  The ICE agents reportedly were searching for MS-13 and SUR-13 gang members.  "This is not the only time this has happened," said immigration attorney Elliott Ozment, who filed the federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of the four. "They get an old address, they go to that old address looking for somebody who hasn't been there in years and arrest others incidentally. That's the way they operate."  The plaintiffs, Pablo Cahuec-Castro, Myra Leticia Juarez, Ottoniel Perez-Piox and Maria del Rosario Osorio, say ICE agents entered their apartment last October and subjected them to unreasonable search and seizures."

For a copy of the lawsuit, click here.