NEW YORK -- Twenty-two people of Latino descent will receive compensation for damages in a settlement reached with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after ICE agents conducted unlawful, warrantless home raids in Long Island in 2006 and 2007. The settlement, which includes $1 million in damages and fees, also requires ICE to adopt new national policies for agents conducting warrantless home operations.
The plaintiffs in the case, Adriana Aguilar et al. v. ICE, are 22 New York men, women and children -- citizens, lawful permanent residents and others -- who in 2006 and 2007 awoke to the shouts of law enforcement officers pounding on their doors.
Eight men and women who were arrested during the raids have received either deferred action or termination of their immigration cases.