University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Roy v Los Angeles County"
Date Oct 19, 2012
Author National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON)
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Abstract On October 19, 2012, NDLON and other organizations sued Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca for engaging in massive unconstitutional detention of immigrants and U.S. citizens suspected of being immigrants in Los Angeles County jails. The lawsuit alleges that detaining people in County Jails on the basis of voluntary ICE holds is unlawful. Sheriff Baca currently detains tens of thousands of people on these holds (which are also known as "immigration detainers") every year. Plaintiffs in the lawsuit are a diverse group of individuals who have either experienced unlawful detention as a result of ICE holds, or will imminently be subject to such unlawful detention. The suit seeks damages for Plaintiffs who have been unlawfully detained, and injunctive relief to end the Sheriff's widespread practice of unlawfully detaining individuals pursuant to voluntary ICE holds.

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case Roy v. Los Angeles County (IM-CA-0064)

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