Residents reach settlements after immigration raids
NEWARK, N.J. — Eight New Jersey residents who accused federal immigration officials of conducting warrantless raids of their homes will share $295,000 in a settlement.
The residents and homeowners brought a case in 2008 against more than 30 Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers accused of a series of pre-dawn raids. The Center for constitutional Rights helped represent the residents. It said Monday federal agents can’t “lie or force their way into people’s homes in the middle of the night, point guns at children and use force” without a warrant or consent.