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Lawsuit: Mentally Ill U.S. Citizen Wrongly Deported

ATLANTA - (AP) A mentally disabled U.S. citizen who spoke no Spanish was deported to Mexico with little but a prison jumpsuit after immigration agents manipulated him into signing documents allowing his removal, a lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges. His lawyers say the agents ignored records showing his...

California Immigrant Detainee Medical Care Lawsuit Settles

SAN DIEGO - (AP) Immigration officials agreed on Thursday to expand medical care at a San Diego detention facility to settle a lawsuit that claimed inadequate treatment for immigrants facing deportation, plaintiffs' attorneys said. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will provide a psychiatrist and...

ACLU says Colorado Immigrant Settles Detention Case

DENVER - (AP) An immigrant suspected of being in the country illegally could receive $90,000 to settle a lawsuit claiming he was unlawfully held in a suburban Denver jail for 47 days, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday. Luis Quezada, 37, agreed to a $40,000 settlement with the Jefferson...

Georgia ACLU Files Negligence Lawsuit Against ICE

ACLU, Mar. 27, 2012 : "The ACLU Foundation of Georgia, Sutherland, and Attorney Brian Spears filed a lawsuit today in US District Court for the Middle District of Georgia on behalf of Sara Hernandez-Gonzalez, the widow of Roberto Medina-Martinez against the US Government for its negligence...

ICE Drops Case Against 'Barking Dog' Mom

"Immigration officials announced that they will stop trying to deport a mother who faced deportation after her dogs allegedly barked too much and got her arrested. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency of the Department of Homeland Security, closed its case Friday against 38-year-old farm...

Federal Judge Excludes ICE Agents from Deposition Room for Testimony Regarding Immigration Information in Civil Rights Case

Andrew Free writes - "See ... today's decision from Judge John S. Bryant, a Magistrate Judge in the Middle District of Tennessee. The Court previously granted Plaintiffs' motion for a protective order regarding their immigration status and that of third-party witnesses. ICE defendants'...

ICE Raids at California Courthouses

"Sergio Villatoro was waiting to pay a traffic ticket at the Kern County courthouse in Lamont, California, when the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid began. ICE agents blocked all of the exits. Although ICE agents made no attempt to establish Mr. Villatoro’s identity –...

ICE to Curb Roundups at Kern County Courthouses

"Immigration authorities will no longer use Bakersfield-area courthouses to round up immigrants in the country illegally, a high-ranking federal official wrote earlier this month in a letter to the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. The ACLU had complained that immigrants who...

Settlement Reached in Class Action Lawsuit Challenging the Shackling of Immigrants in Court

"An historic settlement was reached Thursday in a class action lawsuit between immigration authorities and immigrants who are held in custody during their civil immigration proceedings in San Francisco. The settlement brings an end to the federal government’s practice of forcing detained immigrants...

Immigration Detainers are Non-Binding, Federal Appeals Court Rules

"The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit [on Mar. 4, 2014] ruled that states and localities are not required to imprison people based on "detainer" requests from the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, ICE, recognizing that states and localities may share liability...

ICE Releases a Handful of Refugees from Texas Lockups

"With pressure building on the Obama administration to improve or abolish the detention of immigrant families, officials have agreed to release on bond at least half a dozen immigrant mothers, some of whom had sued the federal government for relief. The women now eligible for bond had previous...

CA1 on ICE Detention of American Citizens: Morales v. Chadbourne

"]W]e agree with Morales that the law was clearly established in 2009 that, under the Fourth Amendment, an ICE agent required probable cause to issue an immigration detainer. We, therefore, affirm the district court's denial of qualified immunity on Morales's Fourth Amendment claim against...

ICE, Nashville Cops Settle Warrantless Immigration Raid Lawsuit: Escobar v. Gaines

"The American Civil Liberties Union announced a settlement in a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of victims of a warrantless raid in Nashville, Tennessee, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and Metropolitan Nashville Police Department officers. ICE and MNPD agreed to pay $310,000...

Immigration Class Action Settlement: Lyon v. ICE

ACLU, June 14, 2016 - "In a first of its kind class action settlement , the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) has agreed to change its policies in four Northern California detention centers, ending severe restrictions on telephone use that make placing outgoing calls nearly impossible...