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Ramirez v. Reddish (2018)

27 February 2018 Published in Current Cases

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Immigrants' Rights; Racial Justice; Equal Protection - On Tuesday, February 27, 2018,  the ACLU of Utah Foundation, Inc.  announced a new lawsuit filed against United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S Marshals over two SWAT-style, home raids on a Utah family living in Heber City in April 2017. The ACLU of Utah is being joined in this lawsuit by the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, and Covington & Burling, LLP.

This lawsuit asserts constitutional violation of plaintiffs’ rights, privileges, and immunities secured by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. It alleges that defendants’ actions were in violation of the family's clearly-established, constitutionally-guaranteed rights to be free from unreasonable and unlawful searches and seizures, and to be free from the use of excessive force.

Watch the February 27, 2018 press conference announcing this lawsuit  (YouTube)


PDF version of the press release:
[English]   [Spanish]

The copy of the complaint can be found here:
[ English- PDF ]  

"This Is What Immigration Enforcement Looks Like Under President Trump"
By Brittney Nystrom, Executive Director, ACLU of Utah
ACLU National Blog: Speak Freely
March 6, 2018

[English - PDF]

[Spanish - PDF

Video statements from the plaintiffs:


Video statements from the plaintiffs: