Gonzalez v. ICE is a class action lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) for placing immigration detainers (or “ICE holds”) on people in jail and extending the length of their detention in jail in violation of the Fourth Amendment.

Case Developments

February 8, 2017
This case was consolidated with Roy v. County of Los Angeles. The court ruled that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) unlawfully detained thousands of suspected immigrants on the basis of unconstitutional requests from ICE known as immigration detainers. This decision entitles class members to injunctive relief and monetary damages. Read the order.

July 10, 2013
ACLU SoCal filed a complaint against the government challenging ICE's practice of issuing immigration holds individuals in the custody of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies (“LEA”) without probable cause. Read the complaint.

Pro Bono Law Firm(s)

Barrett S. Litt; Lindsay S. Battles

Date filed

July 9, 2013


United States District Court for the Central District of California


Beverly Reid O’Connell

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