Unprecedented Settlement Reached Over ICE Raids

Feds agree to pay $350,000 to men arrested during 2007 raids in New Haven.

Bob Connors
NBC Connecticut

Eleven men arrested in 2007 immigration raid in New Haven have reached an unprecedented settlement with the federal government paying them $350,000 and effectively ending any immigration proceedings against them.

On the morning of June 6, 2007, agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), along with other federal, state and local authorities, raided several New Haven homes, arresting nearly 30 people in a roundup of suspected illegal immigrants.

The officers raided homes without warrants or consent from the people living in them, according to the legal team representing the plaintiffs.

Critics claimed the raids were conducted in retaliation to the decision by New Haven Mayor John DeStefano to implement the Elm City Resident Card program. The program offered identification cards to all New Haven residents, regardless to their immigration status…

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