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Police on Long Island Are Working Illegally With ICE, Suit Says (NY)
Monday, November 20, 2017
- The New York Times
Police on Long Island Are Working Illegally With ICE, Suit Says
"Driving on Long Island in August, Denis Guerra Guerra was stopped by the police in Nassau County for failing to signal when changing lanes, a traffic infraction punishable by a ticket. Two weeks later, he was deported to El Salvador.
A police officer had taken his identification — a passport from El Salvador — and discovered a pending order of removal from immigration authorities.
On Monday, lawyers from the Central American Refugee Center, a Long Island immigrant legal services organization commonly known as Carecen, and the Hofstra Law Clinic filed suit against Nassau County in state Supreme Court, saying that the county police department was cooperating with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in ways that break state law..."