July 21, 2009

ICE: Above the Law?

ICE: Above the Law?

"Duarnis Perez, a native of the Dominican Republic, became a U.S. citizen at 15 when his mother was naturalized. But he didn't know that meant he was also a citizen. He thought he was an illegal immigrant, and so did the authorities.He was deported and subsequently arrested trying to sneak back into the U.S. from Canada. Perez spent almost five years in prison for unlawful reentry. But when he was released in 2004, an official of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) reviewed his file and told him he had been a citizen all along. The Perez case is one of a growing chamber of horrors coming under increasing scrutiny by Congress, the Courts, and civil liberties advocates" William Fisher, The Huffington Post, July 21, 2009.

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