Wilmer Catalan-Ramirez, a Guatemalan immigrant living in the United States illegally, entered the Dirksen Federal Courtroom at 219 S. Dearborn St., on Tuesday with his arm in a sling. He used the support of a guard to lift himself from the chair he was sitting in.
Catalan-Ramirez, who is under deportation proceedings and under Chicago Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody since March 27, 2017, filed a lawsuit against the ICE Chicago office, Chicago Police Department and the McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility on May 1, 2017. According to the suit, officials falsely listed Catalan-Ramirez as a gang member on the city’s database which led to his detention at his home in Back of the Yards on March 27, said a spokesperson for OCAD.
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