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Eli Kantor is a labor, employment and immigration law attorney. He has been practicing labor, employment and immigration law for more than 36 years. He has been featured in articles about labor, employment and immigration law in the L.A. Times, Business Week.com and Daily Variety. He is a regular columnist for the Daily Journal. Telephone (310)274-8216; eli@elikantorlaw.com. For more information, visit beverlyhillsimmigrationlaw.com and and beverlyhillsemploymentlaw.com


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Court: Officials Can't Detain Immigrants Without Charges

Associated Press 
July 24, 2017

BOSTON — The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that state court officers don’t have the authority to detain people suspected of being in the U.S. illegally if that person is not facing criminal charges.

The Supreme Judicial Court in a decision released Monday said state law “provides no authority for Massachusetts court officers to arrest and hold an individual solely on the basis of a federal civil immigration detainer.”

The decision relates to the case of Sreynuon Lunn. He was born to Cambodian parents and was in state custody on an unarmed robbery charge.

After the charge was dismissed on Feb. 6, he was held by Boston court officers until an immigration officer took him into federal custody. Now he is free and living in the Boston area.

Lunn was born in a Thai refugee camp to Cambodian parents. Both countries say he isn’t a citizen.

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