Officials on all levels named as defendants
Ten New Haven residents, all of whom were arrested during the 2007 immigration raids in Fair Haven, filed suit this morning against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials of various ranks, who they alleged acted unconstitutionally during those raids.
Defendants in the case include Julie Myers, the former assistant secretary of Homeland Security for ICE, and John Torres, the director of the ICE Office of Detention and Removal Operations during the time period to which the complaint refers.
All defendants are sued in their personal capacities. The suit also cites as defendants “John Does 1-10,” who are described as ICE agents responsible for the “arrest, processing and/or detention of the Plaintiffs.”
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