Federal Judge Declares ICE’s Nationwide Shackling Policy Unconstitutional

Federal Judge Declares ICE’s Nationwide Shackling Policy Unconstitutional

"U.S. Judge Michael Ponsor declared the government’s nationwide policy of shackling detainees during immigration court proceedings unconstitutional, calling it an affront to a person’s dignity.  Even the safety considerations cited by the government did not provide it with “unlimited authority” to shackle, wrote Judge Ponsor." - Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic, Yale Law School, Mar. 9, 2014.