The Grand Rapids, Mich., City Council has agreed to pay $190,000 to Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, a Michigan-born former Marine, to settle a civil rights complaint. Ramos-Gomez had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor trespass following an incident at a hospital and was ordered released from jail by a judge. Instead, he was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). He was held by ICE for three days. ICE said that Ramos-Gomez, who reportedly suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, made statements indicating to jailers he was a Mexican national in the United States illegally.
Their letter to Congress warns about inevitable abuses against religious and racial minorities.
The president's final batch of clemency actions includes commutations for dozens of nonviolent drug offenders.
Partisans who abandon constitutional principles because they prove inconvenient are in for a rude surprise when the other team wins.