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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 10:16 PM

Lawsuit: ICE detained US citizen for a week in Tacoma

Source: Associated Press

BY GENE JOHNSON ASSOCIATED PRESS
JUNE 11, 2021 06:57 PM

SEATTLE
A naturalized U.S. citizen from Mexico is suing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying the agency held him in detention for a week even though he had his passport with him and repeatedly insisted he was an American.

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project filed the lawsuit Friday in U.S. District Court on behalf of Everett resident Carlos Rios, identified as a native of Mexicali, Mexico, who has been in the U.S. since the 1980s and became a citizen in 2000.

“I cannot understand why I was detained and why no one listened to me,” Rios said in a news release issued by the immigrant rights group. “I had my U.S. passport with me when I was detained, and I told this to the immigration officers many times. I hope that this lawsuit can make a difference to ensure that others are not subjected to such terrible, unlawful treatment by U.S. immigration officials.”

The lawsuit says Rios was pulled over on his motorcycle in Pierce County in November 2019 on suspicion of driving under the influence. When he was released from jail the next day, two ICE officers were waiting for him.

Read more: https://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article252068868.html

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Judi Lynn Jun 2021 OP
2naSalit Jun 2021 #1
R Merm Jun 2021 #2
Trueblue1968 Jun 2021 #3
IronLionZion Jun 2021 #4
Magoo48 Jun 2021 #10
DFW Jun 2021 #5
ProfessorGAC Jun 2021 #8
onetexan Jun 2021 #6
GB_RN Jun 2021 #7
oasis Jun 2021 #9

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 10:35 PM

1. Good!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 11:40 PM

2. This happened to a client of a firm I was with in the mid 90's.

He was arrested after being released from a minor pot charge. The client was Puerto Rican, but had a similar name as some guy wanted on an immigration charge. His wife showed up with his paper work and was threatened arrest for bringing in forged documents. After a few days his discharge papers from the Marine Corps got him released.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 11:41 PM

3. sue ice for A LOT OF MONEY, HONEY !!!!!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 11:56 PM

4. It's time for some major reforms at ICE

The dirty secret that no one wants to mention in the "Americans are too rich from stimulus checks to work in restaurants" meme, is that a lot of undocumented and documented immigrants work in restaurants. And a lot of brown Latinos who look like immigrants but were born here also work in restaurants. And ICE loves raiding these workplaces because they are easy pickings. They don't give a shit if they pick up legal immigrants and US citizens as long as they catch a few undocumented too.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 13, 2021, 01:12 PM

10. ICE serves no constructive, sustainable, or progressive purpose.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 03:33 AM

5. What is needed are rigidly enforced penalties for over-eager ICE action

Any ICE officer refusing to immediately release a detainee with legitimate proof of citizenship gets fired and a non-suspendable year in a federal prison. That should cut down on abuse considerably.

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Response to DFW (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 02:51 PM

8. +1

Works for me completely.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 07:52 AM

6. Time to ice ICE!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 02:16 PM

7. Sounds To Me Like

ICE is staffed with a bunch of racist MAGAts, looking to vent frustrations on brown people. I could be wrong, but that’s the impression I’m getting from “zero tolerance”, and mass incarcerations at the border from the “interregnum” years.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 06:55 PM

9. Gettin' paid!

You betcha.

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