Federal Judge Allows Lawsuit Alleging Mistreatment of ICE Detainees in McHenry County Jail to Move Forward
January 24, 2023
In "Federal Judge Allows Lawsuit Alleging Mistreatment of ICE Detainees in McHenry County Jail to Move Forward" (Shaw Local News Network, January 24, 2023), the article discusses the class action lawsuit which alleges the detainees were threatened by McHenry County Jail employees to be punished or even deported if they did not perform “janitorial labor.”
Raphael Janove, a partner of the firm, is representing the plaintiffs in the lawsuit. In early December, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss the plaintiffs’ claims, asserting that the plaintiffs' arguments were “meritless” and that the Trafficking Victims Protection Act does not apply. On January 16, the federal district court allowed all federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act claims to proceed.
At Pollock Cohen, we believe that no individual, regardless of one's immigration status, should be forced to perform unpaid labor. We will do our best to bring justice and compensations to the immigrants.
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