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U.S. can’t be sued for detention and removal of U.S. citizen (access required)

The U.S. could not be sued for the unlawful detention and removal of an El Salvadoran native who obtained derivative U.S. citizenship when his father became a naturalized citizen in 1995 because the decisions by immigration officials to investigate, detain and remove him were discretionary acts for which the U.S. retained sovereign immunity. Background Juan Carlos Blanco ...