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‘Secure Communities’ Suffers A Setback

by Thomas MacMillan | Feb 19, 2013 1:07pm
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Posted to: Town News, New Haven, Public Safety

With the help of Yale law students, Sergio Brizuela has won a legal victory that means fewer immigrants like him will be handed over to the feds.

Local immigrant rights activists planned to announce the news at a press conference Tuesday morning at Junta for Progressive Action on Grand Avenue in Fair Haven.

The legal victory comes in the case of Brizuela v. Feliciano. Brizuela, a 33-year-old East Haven man originally from Argentina, sued Whalley Avenue jail Warden Jose Feliciano and Department of Correction Commissioner Leo Arnone after he was held on an “immigration detainer” request from the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency in February 2012.

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