Miami-Dade's ICE Detentions Illegal, Suit Says

Law360 (July 24, 2018, 7:01 PM EDT) -- Miami-Dade County is violating immigrants' Fourth and Fourteenth amendment rights by detaining them on orders from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement without cause, according to a potential class action in Florida federal court announced on Monday.

The immigrants Miami-Dade has detained for ICE are ineligible for bond, house arrest or other diversion programs, meaning they are kept away from their families for charges as small as driving with a suspended license, the suit says. To make matters worse, they are being held only on those detainers, not because there is probable cause that they have committed a crime, according to the...

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