TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 2, 2017
An American citizen who was detained by Immigration and Customs for three years was denied a previously awarded judgment by an appeals court, NPR reports. New York resident Davino Watson was detained for three years until he could finally prove he was an American citizen, then was dropped off by ICE in Alabama with no money or resources to get home. A district judge awarded him $82,500 in damages, but the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals overruled the decision, because the statute of limitations had expired while he was still in ICE custody.