U.S. Citizen Detained Over Immigration Suspicions Suing Jail in Federal Court

Taking his case to an appeals court after a federal judge ruled a jail that detains suspected illegal immigrants is just following procedures


A Pennsylvania man who reached a $50,000 settlement in a civil rights lawsuit after local police detained him and reported him over to immigration officials even though he is a native U.S. citizen is not feeling completely triumphant over the court's handling of the matter, according to The Morning Call newspaper.

Ernesto Galarza successfully fought his 2008 three-day detention on grounds that he was reported to Immigration and Customs Enforcement because he was profiled – suspected of being undocumented by local police because he is Latino, the publication reported.