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Civil Rights – Local Police Can’t Detain on Civil ICE Warrant (access required)

Santos v. Frederick County Board of Comm’r Local law enforcement officers can’t detain individuals solely based on known or suspected civil immigration violations, but that rule wasn’t clearly established law when defendant deputies arrested a Salvadoran dishwasher after questioning her outside her workplace, and the 4th Circuit says the deputies have immunity from her civil rights claim for violation of her Fourth Amendment rights.

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