A Mexican immigrant sued Chicago police in federal court on Tuesday, saying he was mistakenly listed in a gang database that cost him federal protections and will lead to his deportation later this month.
Luis Vicente Pedrote-Salinas, 25, of Chicago, argued in a
lawsuit filed in U.S. district court in Chicago that his false inclusion
on the gang list led immigration agents to raid his home in 2011 and
detain him. He was brought to the United States when he was five years
U.S authorities denied his application for Deferred Action
for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, even though he met all the
requirements, the lawsuit said. President Barack Obama created DACA to
give people brought to the county as children temporary protection from
Pedrote must leave the country July 20.