Federal Authorities To Set New Policies For Immigration Raids
A great step forward in the ability to hold I.C.E. officers accountable for misconduct. We hope officers and the agency are wise enough to abide by the decision.
Much respected to our friends at LatinoJustice PRLDEF and the Center for Constitutional Rights who were instrumental in the case.
Federal authorities have agreed to establish new policies governing the conduct of immigration officers during raids, including restrictions on how and when agents can enter private homes, the source of widespread ire and anxiety among immigrants.
The rules are included in a settlement that was approved by a Federal District Court judge on Thursday, concluding a six-year-old class-action lawsuit. The suit contended that in eight raids in 2006 and 2007,Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, without court warrants or other legal justification, forced their way into the homes of Latino families on Long Island and in Westchester County.