ACLU Says ICE Illegally Uses Contractors To Make Arrests

Law360 (February 22, 2021, 9:08 PM EST) -- The American Civil Liberties Union on Friday tore into U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for using a private contractor to make arrests at jails and prisons, a practice immigration officials know to be illegal under federal law, according to a proposed class action filed in California federal court.

Attorneys with the ACLU Foundation of Northern California, Asian Americans Advancing Justice and Munger Tolles & Olson LLP filed the suit on behalf of Gabriela Solano, a 48-year-old permanent resident who has lived in the United States since she was 2 years old. Solano, who emigrated from Mexico, has been incarcerated for 20 years and was recently deemed suitable for...

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