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Illegals Sue U.S. For Millions Of Dollars Over Detention

August 13, 2015

Caroline May


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Illegal immigrants are suing the U.S. government for what they say was psychological and physical harm due to their detention, according to an Associated Press report.

The five illegal immigrants, all hailing from Guatemala, Honduras, or El Salvador, are seeking millions of dollars in damages and claim they received poor medical care and suffered psychologically from being detained.

Andrew Free, the immigration lawyer representing the plaintiffs, told the AP that the government’s use of family detention violates their rights and that the government fails to provide the “standard of care that they owe to these detainees.”

“We expect this will be the first in a large set of filings on the mistreatment of these women and children on behalf of the government,” Free told the AP.

While Immigration and Customs Enforcement — an agency named in the suit that oversees detention centers — would not comment on pending litigation, spokeswoman Gillian Christensen told the AP that the detention centers are an “open environment” that provide access to play areas, educational services, medical care, and legal help.

She noted that such facilities are “an effective and humane alternative for maintaining family unity as families go through immigration proceedings or await return to their home countries.”

To be sure, more than 84 percent of family units released on alternative to detention have absconded, simply skipping their immigration hearings.

According to News Radio 1200 WOAI, the illegal immigrants are seeking $10 million in damages.

The suit follows a recent federal judge’s ruling ordering the release of currently detained illegal immigrant family units and calls from Democratic lawmakers to end the practice of family detention. Last week the Obama administration argued against the judge’s ruling pointing out that simply releasing new illegal immigrants into the interior could inspire more illegal immigration.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. LC in Texas permalink
    August 18, 2015 4:56 pm

    How our forefathers meant immigration to take place:

    “In the first place, We should insist that if the immigrant Who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”
    Words of: Theodore Roosevelt

  2. LC in Texas permalink
    August 13, 2015 2:40 pm

    I agree with the illegal immigrants that are in detention, they need to be sent back to their homeland. Please, somebody tell me what right an illegal (breaking the law) has to sue in American courts? Has our judicial system been completely over-run by the enemy within? Immigration Lawyer (legal papers)? NOW is the time to re-instate the Original 13th Amendment for the protection of the people.

    • August 13, 2015 4:25 pm

      If we sue in Federal court against the government, the case is thrown out almost always for lack of standing. If a citizen has no standing against the government….then how is it possible that an illegal alien has standing? The cards are stacked against us for sure.

      • August 13, 2015 5:03 pm

        Now, that is a good question! Why are they given the rights of citizens? They are breaking the laws of this country yet we allow them to sue us for it??? The ‘card’ are beyond stacked against us. I believe this is one of the things the Admin wanted to accomplish before leaving office… A Melting Pot of people who now trudge over each other for their rights. Since when does stepping on another’s rights to get your own been the way this country believes?? Oh, that’s right…Since Political Correctness took over good common sense.

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