It’s quite rare to see an attorney in immigration court challenge the admissibility of evidence or the underlying constitutionality of an immigrant’s arrest. But all that changed last year following a highly publicized raid of a Van Nuys cartridge factory.
It was a chaotic scene. A year ago, 100 armed immigration agents stormed Micro Solutions Enterprises in Van Nuys. They forced all of the company’s workers and officers to stand against a wall as they checked them one by one. More than 100 suspected illegal immigrants were hauled into custody. The federal investigation into the company is still under way.