Thursday, April 18, 2013

Historic Legal Victory to End Terrorizing ICE Raids in Homes

By Manuel E. Avendao, El Diario La Prensa
April 5, 2013

Translated by Emily Leavitt, Voice of NY

Twenty-two Latinos will receive compensation for damages from a settlement with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) as a result of illegal raids the agency carried out on Long Island in 2006 and 2007.

The $1 million settlement also requires ICE to adopt new regulations nationally that will prevent their agents from entering private homes without a search warrant.

The lawsuit, known as Adriana Aguilar et al. v. ICE, was filed on behalf of 22 New Yorkers including men, women, children, citizens, permanent legal residents, and others. It was brought to court as a result of immigration authorities conducting violent raids during early morning hours, knocking doors and demanding entry to homes in front of frightened occupants. [...]

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