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ICE Detained Journalist For Criticizing Police, SPLC Says

Law360 (April 16, 2018, 9:17 PM EDT) -- A Salvadoran journalist has been unlawfully detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in retaliation for his stories that criticized local police and national immigration policies, according to the Southern Law Poverty Center on Monday.

The SPLC told a Louisiana federal judge that Manuel Duran Ortega was unlawfully arrested while reporting on a local protest against ICE’s policies. And even though the criminal charges were dropped days later, Duran was transferred to an ICE facility in Louisiana where he remains to this day, according to the petition. ICE, however,...
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Case Information

Case Title

Duran Ortega v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al

Case Number



Louisiana Western

Nature of Suit

Habeas Corpus - Alien Detainee


Dee D Drell

Date Filed

April 13, 2018


Government Agencies

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