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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 01:53 PM

Marysville pays $85,000 over immigrant's detention

MARYSVILLE The city of Marysville has agreed to pay $85,000 to a Mexican immigrant who was twice held in custody on the basis of immigration detainers, despite court orders that he be released from jail.

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project sued on behalf of Enrique Ahumada Meza. Ahumada was arrested on a fourth-degree assault charge in late 2017.

A judge ordered him released from custody pending his next court appearance, but police continued to detain him until U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers could pick him up and transfer him to an immigration lockup in Tacoma.

Courts have repeatedly ruled that such detainer requests do not provide grounds to hold someone in custody, and a new Washington state law the Keep Washington Working Act bars local law enforcement from detaining people for civil immigration enforcement.

https://www.heraldnet.com/news/marysville-pays-85000-over-immigrants-detention/?utm_source=DAILY+HERALD&utm_campaign=df4fafd0e5-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d81d073bb4-df4fafd0e5-228635337

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