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ICE Official Testifies About Arrest of Married Immigrants in Boston

The head of ICE's Boston office testified she wasn't aware immigrants married to U.S. citizens could seek an exemption to remain in the country while seeking legal status

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    ACLU Says ICE Is Setting Up Traps for Immigrants

    The ACLU is claiming federal agencies are setting up traps to deport immigrants.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018)

    Two immigrants facing deportation and a federal immigration official have testified in a class action lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's policy of arresting immigrants as they apply to become legal residents through marriage.

    Lilian Calderon, of Rhode Island, and Lucimar de Souza, of Massachusetts, spoke Tuesday in Boston federal court about the impact of their arrests after attending required government interviews.

    The two were released after the American Civil Liberties Union sued.

    The Providence Journal reports Rebecca Adducci, head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Boston office, testified she wasn't aware immigrants like Calderon and de Souza could seek an exemption to remain in the country while seeking legal status.

    Lawsuit Alleges US Illegally Separates Immigrant Families

    [NECN] ACLU of Mass. Files Class Action Lawsuit Alleging US Illegally Separates Immigrant Families

    Lawsuit is on behalf of immigrants subject to removal orders who have been or fear being separated from the U.S.-citizen spouses when they're detained. Among them is Lilian Calderon of Rhode Island who was held when she appeared for a routine interview at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to discuss her marriage.

    (Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018)

    Judge Mark Wolf is expected to decide later on the federal government's request to have the case dismissed and other motions.

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