This is a lawsuit on behalf of Ada Morales, a North Providence resident who has twice been detained as a deportable “alien” even though she is a U.S. citizen. The lawsuit alleges that federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials and Rhode Island officials often bypass Constitutional requirements and safeguards when they detain individuals on immigration grounds. Current Status: In August 2017, the ACLU of RI settled this lawsuit on behalf of Ada Morales.



Mark Freel, Erika Lindberg, Omar Jadwat, Kate Desormeau

Date filed

April 24, 2012