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Asylum seeker sues ICE over confiscation of ID

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By Alyssa Aquino (February 14, 2022, 5:03 PM EST) – A legal service provider and asylum seeker has filed a proposed class action lawsuit against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, telling an Illinois federal court that the ICE gives its officers absolute discretion to confiscate government-issued identification documents from asylum seekers as part of removal procedures.

The Children’s Legal Center and a man identified as “JTM” accused ICE of maintaining a “no standards” policy allowing officers to take and retain identification documents without meaningful review. The policy not only hinders asylum seekers’ ability to access health care, education and other benefits to which they are entitled, but violates their Fourth Amendment rights against wrongful seizures, they said in a complaint. filed on Friday.

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