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Gonzalez v. ICE

Last Update: September 26, 2014

What's at Stake

Gonzalez v. ICE is a proposed class action lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”), brought by two U.S. citizens—Gerardo Gonzalez and Simon Chinivizyan—who were subjected to ICE detainers while in custody in Los Angeles County. The lawsuit challenges ICE’s practice of lodging detainers—and thereby causing people’s extended detention—without a probable cause determination, in violation of the Fourth Amendment. 

Mr. Gonzalez and Mr. Chinivizyan are represented by the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, the ACLU of Southern California, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, and the law firm of Kaye, McLane, Bednarski & Litt.

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