Motions to Suppress in Removal Proceedings: Cracking Down on 4th Amendment Violations

Motions to Suppress in Removal Proceedings: Cracking Down on 4th Amendment Violations

August 15, 2013

This Practice Advisory deals primarily with Fourth Amendment limitations on state and local immigration enforcement efforts and also briefly addresses Fifth Amendment violations that may arise from the same types of encounters with state and local officers. It also discusses some of the legal issues that may arise when noncitizens in removal proceedings move to suppress evidence obtained as a result of a constitutional violation by such officers.

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