Miami-Dade County Sued Over Immigration Holds


Immigrants and immigrant rights groups are challenging Miami-Dade County’s policy of holding immigrants for federal officials. WeCount, the Florida Immigrant Coalition, and others filed a federal lawsuit Monday.

The lawsuit challenges the county’s decision to comply with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests. It claims the immigration detainers are unconstitutional, among other reasons, because people are being held without probable cause.

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