Adam Klasfeld @KlasfeldReports Reporter, @CourthouseNews: NYC+Int’l. RTs=What's it to ya? adam[at]adamklasfeld[dot]com PGP Fingerprint: F427 EE3B 6F05 E5D5 785B 775B 2C74 683C 219D 91DC Sep. 17, 2019 1 min read

DHS issued a detainer on Luis Hernandez, a US-born citizen, confusing him with Honduran immigrant Luis Enrique Hernandez-Martinez.

Noting that "Hernandez" is the 11th most common name in the U.S., the Second Circuit revives the civil rights suit.


“The government’s argument that it has probable cause based on the similar names ‘seems particularly rooted in the context of immigration enforcement and concerns about the interchangeability of foreign names,’” U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin wrote.

My write-up of a Second Circuit ruling reviving a lawsuit by a U.S. citizen detained because federal immigration officials thought his extremely common surname, Hernandez, was similar to a Honduran immigrant's. (It wasn't.)

via @CourthouseNews. 

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