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Men arrested in immigration sweep awarded $350K

Posted on February 21st, 2012 No Comments

The U.S. government has reached a $350,000 settlement with eleven men who were arrested during an immigration sweep conducted by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the summer of 2007. All eleven men claim federal agents violated their rights when the raids occurred.

The raids took place in Fair Haven, a predominately Latino neighborhood in New Haven, Connecticut. Plaintiffs argued that agents came into their home, drew their weapons, and force them out of bed. They believe they were targeted because of their Latino appearance.

An immigration judge ruled in 2009 that four men’s constitutional rights were violated in the raid when the agents came in without a warrant, probable cause, or their consent. All eleven men’s immigration proceedings have been halted as a part of a settlement agreement.

If you have questions or concerns regarding immigration services, contact the immigration attorneys of the Law Offices of William Jang, PLLC by calling 512-323-2333 today.

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