Latin Post: ICE Sued for Misconduct by New York Civil Rights Activists

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is going to undergo legal proceedings for the improper processing of immigrants. The migrants were supposed to stay idle and wait for their court hearings without being locked up, but ICE did otherwise. ICE is facing a lawsuit that was filed by the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and the Bronx Defenders.

They were told by the legal authorities to proceed with what they were originally supposed to do. Immigrants who do not appear to be dangerous don’t have to be locked up.

ICE claimed that they use the process of “Risk Classification Assessment” to sort which immigrants should be okay to go for now and the immigrants who should stay behind. Both the accusers demanded that their method should be considered illegal. They asked for a reevaluation of the detainees.

The NYCLU submitted a request for the Freedom Information Act. They discovered that in the year 2013 up to June 2017, 47 percent of the detainees were freed by ICE in the years spanning from 2017 to 2019, only three percent were released.

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