LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A outstanding civil rights group has taken authorized towards federal immigration authorities, within the case of what they was an illegal, warrantless arrest at an auto restore store in South Los Angeles that finally led to a deportation order.
The Southern California workplace of the American Civil Liberties Union, working with the Regulation Workplaces of Stacey Tolchin, introduced Thursday that they had filed a movement to cease the deportation of auto mechanic Juan Hernandez, whom they are saying was unlawfully arrested by officers of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
In accordance with the submitting, on Sept. 25, six ICE brokers entered View Park Automotive in South L.A., the place Hernandez labored, with weapons drawn and with out figuring out themselves.
Safety video from inside and out of doors the store exhibits, because the ACLU movement claims, officers with vests labeled “police” ordering Hernandez, three different mechanics, a buyer and a vendor who had simply dropped off elements “to freeze and put their palms up.”
“With out informing any of the lads who they have been or why they have been arresting them, the brokers proceeded to handcuff all the staff,” the movement reads. “The one factor the officers knew about Mr. Hernandez once they determined to detain him was his office and his Latino look.”
The ACLU claims that “Juan Hernandez, who lives in Los Angeles together with his spouse and younger daughter, had labored on the store for seven years as a mechanic and was a type of detained with out possible trigger and even affordable suspicion.”
Attorneys for Hernandez declare neither he nor his fellow mechanics knew the officers have been immigration brokers till they have been taken to an immigration processing middle in Downtown L.A. Hernandez was later taken to the immigration detention facility in Adelanto. He was launched on $5,000 bond on Oct. 31.
“ICE’s arrest-first-ask-questions-later strategy to enforcement just isn’t solely illegal, it has actual, painful penalties for communities and households like Mr. Hernandez’s,” ACLU lawyer Eva Bitran stated.
ICE spokeswoman Lori Okay. Haley said that, although the company can’t touch upon a pending investigation, “lack of remark shouldn’t be construed as settlement or stipulation with any of the allegations,” Metropolis Information Service reported.