Today Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton announced legal action against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on behalf of Isidro Andrade Tafolla. The firm is acting as cooperating attorneys for the ACLU of Oregon.

Mr. Tafolla, a Washington County employee and U.S. Citizen, was illegally detained by ICE agents outside of the county courthouse on September 18, 2017 (Video of Tafolla’s detention by ICE agents). More than 100 faith leaders, community members, advocates, and lawyers gathered today to announce the lawsuit. 

Through documents obtained via a FOIA lawsuit and legal observers, the ACLU of Oregon has documented civil immigration enforcement activity in state courthouses in Lane, Marion, Multnomah, Clackamas, Umatilla, Morrow, Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler, Wasco, Hood River, Josephine, Lincoln, Clatsop, Washington, and Yamhill counties.