She won a lawsuit over her immigration arrest. But ICE detained her again before she could seek any money.
The first time Roxana Orellana Santos landed in immigration detention, in 2008, a federal court ruled that she never should have been there in the first place.
It all unfolded on Oct. 7, 2008, when she was sitting on a curb outside the restaurant where she worked as a dishwasher in Frederick County, Md., eating a sandwich before her shift started. The mother of four ended up arrested and jailed for 45 days after two county sheriff’s deputies approached her, asked for identification and found she had an outstanding deportation order. The sheriff’s office then handed her over to immigration authorities, actions that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit later found amounted to an unconstitutional seizure.
But on Tuesday, just as Santos was moving toward a final settlement in her lawsuit against Frederick County, her attorneys said she was again detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement — despite an order from a federal judge urging that she remain in the country while she fights her case.
Her detention happened just days before a scheduled court appearance during which she intended to seek monetary damages for her illegal arrest.
“The timing is clearly suspect,” attorney Jose Perez of the civil rights group LatinoJustice told The Washington Post. “Given the sheriff and the county were found liable for violating her rights, now all of a sudden we get to this point in the case and she’s arrested and taken into custody? She’s not a flight risk. She’s not a threat. Clearly this was done to punish her and deter others.”
This shows that ICE is not concerned with laws but quotas and retribution. This is directly related to Trump’s agenda and damn the law.
MAGA; Mueller ain't going away.
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