Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

ICE Settles ‘Sleeping While Latino’ Home Invasion Lawsuit for $295K

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"Today, attorneys announced the settlement of a home raids case against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Seven men and women and one child brought the case in 2008 against more than thirty individual ICE officers for a series of predawn raids of their homes undertaken without consent or a warrant.

Said Center for Constitutional Rights Legal Director Baher Azmy, who began the litigation while at Seton Hall Law School, “Sleeping while Latino is not a crime. Agents cannot lie or force their way into people’s homes in the middle of the night, point guns at children and use force, all without a warrant or consent. This settlement provides accountability for discriminatory policing by immigration officials and shows that ICE is subject to the same restrictions as every other law enforcement agency.”
 
According to the complaint, in almost every raid armed ICE agents entered the home by force or deceit