Miami-Dade County Sued Over Immigration Detention Policy

Law360, Miami (July 5, 2017, 6:15 PM EDT) -- A U.S. citizen sued Florida's Miami-Dade County on Wednesday alleging that its policy of cooperating with detainer requests from U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement is unconstitutional.

Garland Creedle, who was born in Honduras but has had U.S. citizenship since birth, said the directive issued in January by Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez to honor all ICE immigration detainer requests causes the county "routinely to violate the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution as well as Florida law."

The detainer request is a "fill-in-the-blank form with check boxes for a generic list of potential sources of information that do not form...

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