Ramon Torres, a U.S. citizen, was detained for four days — despite carrying a U.S. passport, a driver’s license, and a Social Security card. The sheriff’s office explained that they had a policy of detaining all Latinx people for immigration review.
A U.S. citizen was held for four days in a Louisiana jail. Why? "Staff at the sheriff’s office explained that they had a policy of detaining all Latinx people for immigration review."
Ramon Torres had been a citizen for nearly ten years when he was detained for four days on an immigration hold – despite having a passport, a Louisiana driver’s license, a Social Security card, and the fact that a court ordered his release.
The Sheriff’s office placed an “immigration hold” on Ramon Torres on the suspicion that he was unlawfully present in the United States. The basis for this suspicion? He had a Latinx name and brown skin.
“Staff at the sheriff’s office explained that they had a policy of detaining all Latinx people for immigration review.”
A U.S. citizen was detained for four days on an immigration hold despite having a U.S. passport, a Louisiana driver’s license, and a Social Security card.