BREAKING: Immigrants Detained at Torrance County Detention Facility Sue ICE
We filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of individuals detained at TCDF, arguing that ICE wrongly recertified the facility to thwart a federal law that would have required ICE to cancel its contract with the facility.Read the Complaint
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Immigrants Detained at Torrance County Detention Facility Sue ICE Over Sham Inspection
We filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of individuals detained at TCDF. The case argues that ICE wrongly recertified the facility as meeting detention standards, thus thwarting a federal law that would have required ICE to cancel its contract with the facility.