The Hispanic veteran of the marine infantry Jilmar Ramos-Gómez will be compensated with $ 190,000 met on Thursday. He had been detained for three days and threatened with deportation despite being a US citizen, which was denounced by various organizations. The compensation was approved by the city council of the city of Grand Rapids in Michigan and was celebrated by the American Civil Liberties Union.RELATED
The US veteran of the US Marine Corps Jilmar Ramos-Gómez will be compensated with $ 190,000 by the city of Grand Rapids (Michigan) after being detained for three days and threatened with deportation despite being a US citizen.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) applauded Thursday the recognition of the city of Grand Rapids of its "responsibility", which has generated changes, such as not delivering undocumented foreigners to immigration authorities since last August.
Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, an American citizen and Marine veteran who was born and raised in Michigan, isn't the only US citizen who’s ended up in ICE custody https://t.co/Ixr8dwzb1L
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The compensation was approved by the city council, as part of an arrangement in a lawsuit for racial discrimination filed on behalf of Ramos-Gómez, 27, by the American Civil Rights Union (ACLU), and the Center for Rights of Michigan Immigrants
The veteran, born and raised in Grand Rapids, has been honored for his combat action in Afghanistan as a tank crewman, and suffers from post-traumatic disorder.
The Grand Rapids council in Michigan agreed to pay compensation to Jilmar Ramos-Gómez, an American veteran who served in Afghanistan, and was handed over to ICE. https://t.co/1y7DrPxN1x
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That illness would have caused his reaction last November, when he started a small fire in a local hospital, triggered the fire alarm to evacuate the building and was stopped.