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Citizen stopped by ICE outside Hillsboro courthouse seeks damages

August 13, 2019
In The News

A Forest Grove man detained by immigration officials outside the Washington County Circuit Court in Hillsboro says he's fighting back.

Isidro Andrade Tafolla and the Oregon branch of the American Civil Liberties Union have filed a federal claim against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, seeking $100,000 for Andrade Tafolla's humiliation, emotional distress and psychological harm after he was questioned by ICE agents two years ago.

Andrade Tafolla is a U.S. citizen, but agents mistook him for someone else and accused him of being in the country without proper documentation. Andrade Tafolla has worked in road maintenance for Washington County for more than two decades.