Category Archives: Immigration arrests

WaPo: Lawsuit targets Greyhound over warrantless stopping of buses by border agents

WaPo: Lawsuit targets Greyhound over warrantless stopping of buses by border agents by Spencer S. Hsu Lawyers for a California woman asked a state judge Thursday to order Greyhound Lines to stop allowing federal immigration agents to board its buses … Continue reading

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WaPo: Motel 6 agrees to pay up to $7.6 million to settle claim it helped ICE target Latino guests

WaPo: Motel 6 agrees to pay up to $7.6 million to settle claim it helped ICE target Latino guests by Lindsey Bever: After a nationwide class-action lawsuit against Motel 6, the chain agreed to pay as much as $7.6 million … Continue reading

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N.D.Iowa: With PC to arrest because of prior immigration removal, distance from border doesn’t matter

Even though they were more than 100 miles from an international border, ICE officers had probable cause (which was conceded) to believe that defendant was in the U.S. despite having been previously removed. Therefore, the stop was valid. United States … Continue reading

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S.D.Tex.: Immigration stop 56 miles from border was without RS

Defendant’s immigration stop 56 miles from the border was without reasonable suspicion under Brignoni-Ponce. He was alone and stopped and checked his phone and pulled into a car wash. Defendant’s actions were more consistent with innocence than criminal conduct. United … Continue reading

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CA11: Apparent consent for 5:30 am entry defeats “egregious” 4A violation for exclusion in immigration removal

Petitioner’s declaration did not make a prima facie case of an egregious violation of the Fourth Amendment to preclude evidence in his removal proceeding. The entry was at 5:30 am, but there was also evidence of consent to the entry. … Continue reading

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CA11: Plea to indictment without plea agreement isn’t conditional plea

Defendant’s plea to the indictment without a plea agreement didn’t preserve any appeal issues. Thus, there was no conditional plea. United States v. Thomas, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 22594 (11th Cir. Aug. 15, 2018). The Immigration Judge found that the … Continue reading

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CA2: In removal proceedings, pet’rs made a prima facie case of egregious 4A violation; remanded

“In removal proceedings before the IJ, both petitioners moved to suppress the evidence obtained during the search, arguing that the search violated the Fourth Amendment because it was conducted without a warrant, consent, or exigent circumstances, and, even assuming the … Continue reading

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The order in the Philadelphia sanctuary city case

The Philadelphia sanctuary city case: City of Philadelphia v. Sessions, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94709 (E.D. Pa. June 6, 2018).

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KOAT-Albuquerque: Border patrol agent stops two people after they spoke Spanish in Montana

KOAT-Albuquerque: Border patrol agent stops two people after they spoke Spanish in Montana by David Taube:

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Vice: ICE Agents Should Know the Law, but They’re Fine with Warrantless Raids

Vice: ICE Agents Should Know the Law, but They’re Fine with Warrantless Raids by Eoin Higgins: A leaked training manual says officers should be familiar with Fourth Amendment procedures. So what explains their aggressive actions on a New York farm?

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WNYC: The U.S. Citizens ICE Wants to Deport

WNYC: The U.S. Citizens ICE Wants to Deport, hosted by Hari Kondabolu

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CA5: TX sanctuary cities law is not enjoined pending trial; law not shown unconstitutional in all its applications

Texas’s sanctuary cities law (SB4) is not enjoined pending trial. Plaintiffs do not show that the law is unconstitutional in all its applications. City of El Cenizo, Texas v. State of Texas, 17-50762 (5th Cir. Mar. 13, 2018):

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