A Connecticut federal judge ruled against the government and will allow illegal immigrants to sue ICE agents for civil rights violations.
U.S. District Court Judge Stefan Underhill ruled Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials are not immune from lawsuits if they are anchored on Constitutional grounds.
The civil rights lawsuit, brought by 11 alleged illegal immigrants claim they were unlawfully apprehended by ICE agents in New Haven, Conn, June 2007.
The plaintiff’s attorneys told The New Haven Register “the decision has wide-ranging implications.”
Judge Underhill refused the government’s plea to dismiss the charges against ICE agents and their supervisors, including Julie Myers ICE’s former agency head.