October 22, 2013
Immigration officials imprisoned a U.S. citizen for seven months and when she sued for the abuse tried to revoke her citizenship in retaliation, the woman claims in court.
Sharon Arlanza Yost sued the United States in Federal Court.
Yost, 33, claims she “automatically acquired U.S. citizenship on April 28, 1993,” through her mother, a Filipina who became a U.S. citizen in 1989 after marrying a native-born U.S. citizen, a member of the U.S. Navy who was stationed in the Philippines.
She claims Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested her on May 14, 2011, and imprisoned her until Dec. 7 that year, “based on their purported, but baseless, belief that plaintiff was a noncitizen subject to deportation from the United States.”
Yost claims she showed ICE agents “documentary evidence” that she is a U.S. citizen: that she had been was lawfully admitted as a permanent resident when she was 11 years and naturalized when she turned 13. But ICE “imprisoned her for almost seven months” anyway.
This article was posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 10:43 am