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The Sun
October 26, 2018

American citizen from San Bernardino detained by ICE, threatened with deportation wins settlement
By Roxana Kopetman

Between fiscal years 2008 and 2012, 834 U.S. citizens and 28,489 legal permanent residents were detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, or TRAC, a research center at Syracuse University. A 2016 analysis published by National Public Radio, with data from Northwestern University Professor Jacqueline Stevens, found that 693 American citizens were held in local jails at the request of immigration officials and another 818 were in immigration detention centers from 2007 through July 2015. One local citizen who found himself in that kind of jam was Rialto resident Sergio Carrillo. In 2016, the San Bernardino County man was arrested while shopping in a Home Depot and held in an immigration detention for three days. Last November, federal officials paid out $20,000 to settle his lawsuit. Overall, San Bernardino had the highest number of ICE arrests in the country from Oct. 2017 through May 2018, according to a report released this week by TRAC, the research center at Syracuse University. San Diego and Los Angeles counties were among the top 10 in the country when it came to ICE arrests, TRAC reported.

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