ACLU-Michigan files lawsuit against ICE

Nov 21, 2019

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   A Michigan man who was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is suing the federal agency. 

ICE says Jilmar Ramos-Gomez repeatedly told agents that he was in the country illegally. But the ACLU says the Marine veteran suffers from PTSD and other mental health problems. The ACLU says ICE should have known he was a citizen because he had a passport on him, among other indicators.

Anand Swaminathan is an attorney with the law firm Loevy and Loevy. It’s working with the ACLU on the case. Swaminathan says people need to know more about what happened and ICE’s immigration policies.

“ICE, acting on behalf of us as citizens of this country, took a United States military veteran and sought to deport him.”

The ACLU is suing for records related to Ramos-Gomez’s detention and information on wrongfully detained and deported citizens.