DHS Sued For Immigration Enforcement Documents
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been urged to provide documents detailing the January immigration enforcement actions that led to the detention of more than 100 women and children living in Georgia, North Carolina and Texas. DHS has failed to provide information or give any response to the request issued by the law center on January 7, 2016, according to the complaint in the Northern District of Georgia.
The law center alleges that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers had entered the homes of the mostly Central American families by using deception and without warrants, such as by alleging that the officers were searching for an African-American criminal suspect or claiming that electronic ankle shackles needed to be examined, according to the complaint. Of those detained, only 12 were withheld from deportation because they were able to retain counsel .
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