SAN DIEGO – A man alleges he was held at a detention facility for several months without good cause or legal authority.
Attallah filed a complaint on March 20 in the U.S. District Court for
the Southern District of California against
United States of America acting through its agency Customs and Border
Protection; Doe Officer 1 through 20; Immigration and Customs
Enforcement; Doe Agents 1 to 20; and Corrections Corp. of America Inc.
alleging false imprisonment and other counts.
According to the
complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2013, he entered the U.S.
through Mexico with a waiver visa. He alleges he was detained by the
defendants on Sept. 19, 2013, and taken to the East Mesa Detention
Facility in San Diego where he was held to June 10, 2014. The suit
states he was granted asylum from Egypt on June 9, 2014. He alleges that
while he was detained, his laptop was damaged while in property
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks general
damages, special damages, medical expenses, damages of property,
interest, all legal fees, punitive damages, and any other relief as the
court deems just. He is represented by Jamahl C. Kersey of The Law
Office of Jamahl C. Kersey, Esq. in San Diego.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 3:17-cv-00554-MMA-AGS