Saturday, April 28, 2007

Mancha v. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Court where filed: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division
Date filed: 11/01/2006
Status: Ongoing

» Mancha v. ICE complaint

Plaintiffs: Marie Justeen Mancha, through her Next Friend Maria Christina Martinez; Maria Christina Martinez; Ranulfo Perez; Maria Margarita Morales; Gladis Alicia Espitia, individually and on behalf of all other similarly situated; and David Robinson
Defendants: Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Michael Chertoff, Julie L. Myers, Marcy Forman, Kenneth A. Smith, Gregory L. Wiest, John P. Torres, John Mata and John Does 1-30
Date(s) of Disposition: none.

Federal immigration agents conducted illegal searches and relied on racial and ethnic profiling while carrying out a massive series of raids terrorizing residents of several southeast Georgia towns in southeast Georgia over the course of two weeks in September 2006, according to this federal lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The plaintiffs are five U.S. citizens of Mexican descent and a landlord who suffered damage to his rental properties when ICE agents broke into numerous trailers that were rented by Latinos.


No comments: