Case changed immigration enforcement policy

Besides a monetary recovery, profiling action forced the government to prioritize public safety.

, The National Law Journal


The case began with a sting operation run by the Danbury, Conn., Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. On Sept. 19, 2006, an undercover police officer posed as a contractor and offered work to day laborers gathered at a roadside. He then drove them to a spot where the federal agents waited; from there, they were sent to deportation facilities.

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