Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

ICE Drops Case Against ‘Barking Dog’ Mom

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"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 worker and mother of three Ruth Montano.  Its decision came a few days after the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California released a video of Montano's case with Cuentame, a Latino organization that raises awareness about social justice issues via social media.  Applauding the announcement, the ACLU said Wednesday that Montano should never have been arrested or faced deportation "in the first place."" - Courthouse News Service, Apr. 4, 2013.