ACLU demands investigation after U.S. Marine detained by ICE

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Leaders with the American Civil Liberties Union are calling for accountability within area police agencies after a former U.S. Marine was briefly detained for possible deportation.

The issue is expected to draw immigration activists to Thursday's Kent County Board of Commissioners meeting in Grand Rapids.

This comes after Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, who was born in Grand Rapids, was arrested after trespassing and damaging a fire alarm at a Grand Rapids hospital.

He was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for three days last month, over fears it was a terrorist act.

The ACLU is now demanding the county release all details on his arrest and provide a report on how this happened.

Just last week, the Kent County Sheriff's Office announced it would no longer hold detainees for ice after a federal warrant was issued.

The sheriff's department plans to address the changes at Thursday's meeting after the ACLU sent letters, demanding a further investigation into how this happened.

Lawyers with the ACLU are also questioning now whether or not Ramos-Gomez`s name and ethnic background played a role in the brief detainment.


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  • HenryFord

    This article is not correct, the Kent County Sherrif will ONLY hold ICE detainees with a Federal Warrant. Please proof read your articles before publishing, unless your intent is to mislead.

  • Truth

    Isn’t this the clown who told police that he was an undocumented immigrant, and it took time to verify who he was, and why he would lie to them?
    Is this the same guy? Probably why only the aclu would take it up, no real lawyer would touch this, pure fiction!

  • Larry

    This case should not even move forward. A Judge should toss the case, this solder stated is was undocumented immigrant. Just what is any law enforcement officer supposed to do at that point. He bought this on himself.

  • Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

    Leftist Political Stunt!

    When Jilmar Ramos-Gomez self identified as an ILLEGAL ALIEN, he was treated as an ILLEGAL ALIEN.

    Remember, we are being indoctrinated by the left that what ever a person (is it still legal to use the word person?) self identifies as a man or woman or goat or tree or …, we are being required to honour their choice of 57 genders!

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