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2nd Circ. Says Fed. Courts Can Hear ICE Retaliation Claims

Law360 (April 25, 2019, 9:30 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Thursday held that federal courts may weigh whether U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement can target immigrants in retaliation for public speech under the First Amendment, halting the deportation of a prominent New York City immigrant activist who had spoken out against the agency.

A three-judge panel found that ICE had unlawfully retaliated against Ravi Ragbir, head of New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City and a native of Trinidad and Tobago, who was convicted of mortgage fraud in 2006. The court determined that the agency cannot be allowed to keep targeting activists and suppressing their First Amendment...

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May 25, 2018

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