The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has canceled the deportation of a worker who was arrested and detained in a 2008 immigration enforcement raid on a California factory, ruling that immigration authorities violated federal regulations and the Constitution when they conducted the raid without reasonable suspicion that the approximately 130 people they detained were in the country without authorization.
The Court stated that immigration agents executing a search warrant could not detain someone if the arrest was part of a preconceived plan to conduct a raid in order to arrest a large group of people. Advocates predict that the ruling will cancel the deportations of others arrested under similar circumstances.
U.S. appeals court cancels deportation of immigrant detained in Van Nuys factory raid, Los Angeles Times, June 13, 2019
Order, Gregorio Perez Cruz v. William P. Barr, June 13, 2019