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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

ICE Agents May Be Sued Over Immigration Raid

From the Courthouse News Service:
Illegal immigrants can sue the government for constitutional rights violations stemming from a predawn raid, a Connecticut federal judge ruled.
Four teams of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents invaded homes in New Haven, Conn., without probable cause or arrest warrants. They detained 11 people for between 3 and 27 days before they were released.
The 11 plaintiffs sued the federal government, immigration agents who conducted the raid, and the agents' supervisors for violating their Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights, as well as negligent supervision and hiring.
U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill upheld the Fifth Amendment equal protection claims and the Fourth Amendment charges against four of the supervisors.
The full text of the decision is here:
Diaz-Bernal v. Myers

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