Detained lawsuit victor released from immigration custody
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) – A Salvadoran woman who successfully sued a Maryland county over wrongful profiling and arrest has been released from immigration officials’ custody after being unexpectedly detained during a routine check-in.
Imigration officials released Roxana Orellana Santaos on Monday evening, three weeks after she won a restraining order against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Santos was detained by ICE on Jan. 8, days before a scheduled hearing to determine the damages owed by Frederick County. A federal judge wrote in 2017 that it was crucial for Santos to remain in the country until the case was settled. Her civil rights attorney notified ICE of the ruling but Santos wasn’t released.
Attorney Nicholas Katz says ICE agreed to release her under an order of supervision, requiring $5,000 bail.