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OUTRAGE OF THE DAY: GREEN CARD HOLDER MISTAKENLY JAILED BY ICE FOR NEARLY A MONTH BEFORE ERROR CORRECTED

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Lenin Freud Perez-Torres, a 35 year old green card holder from Guatemala and a legal resident since 1988, will be permitted to sue Immigration and Customs Enforcement for jailing him for 25 days after mistaking him for a deported Mexican by the name of Lenin Salgado Torres.



ICE agents burst into Perez-Torres' home at 7 am in the morning and threw him in jail because of the mistake in identification. This despite the fact that he is four inches shorter and forty pounds lighter than the person in the database. ICE ignored the warning of a state parole agent that they may have the wrong man, according to the LA Times story.



Perez-Torres' wife retained a lawyer and forced ICE to do a fingerprint comparison. The error was discovered and yet ICE STILL - STILL! - kept him five more days.



Why were the fingerprints not checked at the time of the arrest? Why was the warning from the state parole agent ignored? Why was Perez-Torres held for nearly a week even after the error was discovered?

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  1. In Immigration Limbo's Avatar
    Good thing he didn't die of food poisoning or from having his medications withheld while in custody. That would have been a travesty.

    Mistakes happen, but this should have been cleared up almost right away with some basic fact checking.
  2. 's Avatar
    The sad thing is that all this profiling is predominantly against Latino folks.. yet they are the ones most likely to help solve a majority of this country's economic/labor problems.
  3. Honza P's Avatar
    Why on earth are we admitting anyone at all named "Lenin"? It's not even a real name, but a nome de guerre!
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