Southern Poverty Law Center: “Peter Brown is a U.S. citizen. But a sheriff’s office in Florida unconstitutionally held him in jail so he could be picked up by ICE and deported — and he almost was.
Authorities did nothing to investigate his citizenship, contact ICE, review his files, or look at their own records. They just held him in jail in violation of his constitutional rights.
A coalition of immigrant rights groups filed a lawsuit Monday on behalf of a US citizen they allege was illegally detained in Monroe County, Florida, and nearly deported as a result of a request from ICE.