ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A woman who was deported to Mexico after posting bail at an Oregon jail has sued the sheriff in that county, alleging he violated her rights when he held her for federal immigration authorities after she had posted bail.
Oregon Public Broadcasting reported Wednesday that Irene Lopez-Flores was arrested on allegations of theft and computer crime in December 2017 in Roseburg, Oregon.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement placed an immigration detainer on her a day after her arrest.
Court filings allege that Lopez-Flores’ father paid the $1,500 in bail, but the jail held her for two more hours to allow immigration officers to assume custody.
The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Eugene alleges Sheriff John Hanlin executed an unlawful arrest and detention.
The sheriff’s office declined to comment.
Information from: KOPB-FM, http://news.opb.org