NY Suit Seeks to Stop Immigration Raids
The Associated Press
Friday, September 21, 2007; 9:35 AM
NEW YORK -- Immigration authorities violated Hispanic families' civil rights by raiding their homes without court warrants, sometimes bursting in before dawn to look for people who didn't live there, according to a federal lawsuit.
The suit was filed Thursday on behalf of 15 people _ including seven U.S. citizens _ who say their suburban homes were raided earlier this year.
Arguing that the raids violate constitutional protections against unreasonable searches, the suit seeks unspecified damages and a halt on the home raids until Immigration and Customs Enforcement develops legal guidelines for them...
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