"British film director Duncan Roy is suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff after, he claims, he became 'lost' in the prison system for three months - with no option to post bail and no legal recourse. The director was caught in what the LA Times called a 'Kafka-esque corner of America's immigration war', after his name was flagged up by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement." - U.K. Daily Mail, Oct. 19, 2012.
Here's a link to the lawsuit, plus more news from the L.A. Times, Assoc. Press, and the ACLU.