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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Previous Coverage

June 6, 2007: Feds arrest dozens of illegal immigrants in New Haven raids

June 12, 2007: Mayor, Homeland Security face off over immigration raids

August 31, 2007: Immigrant raid fallout continues

September 6, 2007: City rallies in wake of DHS raid

November 9, 2007: State must release raid documents

January 28, 2008: State must release raid documents

April 4, 2008: DeStefano to testify about ICE raid effects

October 6, 2008: Timing of raids may have been incidental

October 7, 2008: Illegal immigrants can testify

January 27, 2009: Federal agents to defend ICE raids

February 13, 2009: ICE raids signal agency policy shift

September 28, 2009: Part 1 of 2: A safe haven, raided

September 29, 2009: Part 2 of 2: The unmaking of a haven