- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A woman whose case figured prominently in court scrutiny of the use of immigration detainers has settled a lawsuit against Oregon’s Clackamas County.

Maria Miranda-Olivares sued the county in U.S. District Court, contending she was unlawfully imprisoned at the county jail in 2012.

The Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/v2e3Hw) that the county and Miranda-Olivares recently agreed to settle the case for $30,100 and payment of her legal bill.

A federal judge in Oregon earlier found that her constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail without probable cause at the request of U.S. immigration authorities.

It was one of several federal court rulings to make it clear that local officials are not required to honor immigration authorities’ requests that someone in custody continue to be held even though their original charges were resolved or they are eligible for bail, and that local jurisdictions may be held liable for doing so.


Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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