The Grand Rapids City Commission approved the settlement on Tuesday to pay for the Michigan-born and raised Jilmar Ramos-Gomez.
He pleaded guilty to committing an offense, and a judge ordered him to release him on his own responsibility, his lawyer says. Instead of releasing him from prison, the local authorities forwarded him to ICE, lawyers said.
made verbal statements to be a foreigner illegally present in the US, "ICE said in a statement released by the sheriff's office." Based on what he said, ICE has filed a detainee with the local authorities. "Ramos -Gomez was finally released after three days in ICE detention.
"The fact that he has the name he has, that he is of ethnic origin, almost certainly played a role," said Miriam Aukerman, a lawyer in senior function with the ACLU of Michigan.
He was Marine for many years
Ramos-Gomez served with the Marines from October 201
He suffers from a post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of his mission in Afghanistan, he has episodes in which he disappears, and can not nic Remembering where he was found will be found again, the ACLU said. That's what happened when the Grand Rapids authorities arrested him last year.
Ramos-Gomez is not the only US citizen to be in ICE detention.