AG backs ACLU's detention policy lawsuit against Nobles County

March 15, 2019 08:16 PM

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said he supports a lawsuit against Nobles County and Sheriff Kent Wilkening. 

The Minnesota American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing over the county's immigration policy. 

RELATED: ACLU lawsuit challenges Nobles County detention policy

KSTP previously provided this in-depth report last year. The ACLU's lawsuit accuses the county of unlawfully detaining people suspected of violating immigration law for immigration and customs enforcement. 

A judge granted an order to keep the sheriff's office from detaining people for ICE.

RELATED: Judge grants restraining order against Nobles County in detention policy lawsuit

Nobles County will appeal the restraining order, according to court documents. 

The attorney representing the county says they are still reviewing the attorney general's opinion. 

Connect with KSTP


Join the conversation on our social media platforms. Share your comments on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

Credits

KSTP

Copyright 2019 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

St. Paul teachers urge district to delay in-person learning until most staff vaccinated

St. Croix County health officials plan to vaccinate teenage health-care workers this week

Medical experts say to expect some mild side effects with the COVID-19 vaccine

Minnesota launches vaccine pilot program targeting schools, child care, 65+ populations

Minneapolis police investigating early-morning crash