Man stopped by ICE agents near courthouse files federal suit

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man has filed a federal suit against the United States, alleging U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents unlawfully detained him outside the Washington County courthouse in 2017. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Isidro Andrade-Tafolla said agents followed him out of the courthouse after he attended a hearing. He says as he walked to his truck, an unmarked minivan parked in front of it and agents did not give their identity as they demanded his. The suit says after more agents arrived, one said Andrade-Tafolla wasn’t the person they sought and they left. ICE Acting Field Office Director Elizabeth Godfrey of Portland in a letter to federal lawmakers said the officers identified themselves and never tried to detain Andrade-Tafolla.