April 10, 2015
An interesting case is playing out in a New Mexico federal court, Gutierrez et al. v. San Juan County Board of Commissioners et al.
At first glance, it appears to be "just another" detainer case — the kind where an illegal alien plaintiff, supported on a pro bono basis by an open borders advocacy group (Somos Un Pueblo Unidos), goes after a county government for honoring an immigration detainer with the aim of forcing a shutdown of cooperation between the sheriff's office and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
A second look at the case, based on the actual court filings suggests otherwise. (A copy of the complaint is embedded in this news article.) There are a number of oddities that set it apart. Read more...