City News Service
Two civil rights groups Tuesday, Nov. 22, sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on behalf of a Riverside County man who allegedly was unlawfully transferred to an immigration lockup for deportation proceedings even though he is a citizen.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California filed the federal lawsuit in Los Angeles on behalf of Brian Bukle, 62, of Corona.
The lawsuit alleged that California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials handed Bukle over to ICE June 17, 2020, at a time when immigration detention centers were in the midst of a coronavirus outbreak.
The transfer took place just as Bukle expected to be released from state prison