Lawsuit Claims ICE Mistreated Missouri Immigration Attorney

KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP): The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri has sued two immigration agents alleging they mistreated an attorney who was accompanying her 3-year-old client to be reunited with his pregnant mother before both would be deported to Honduras.

The ACLU said in a news release Thursday that ICE agents separated immigration lawyer Andrea Martinez from the child last year at an ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations Facility in Kansas City, Missouri. Its claims agents pushed her to the ground.

Their lawsuit alleges the ICE agents refused her medical treatment for her bleeding leg and fractured foot and illegally detained her inside the facility. They also allegedly seized and searched her cell phone.

The incident was recorded as part of the Netflix documentary, Living Undocumented, which was released this month.

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