Marine veteran wrongly held by ICE will get $190K payout

Ramos-Gomez was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan and served in Afghanistan with the Marines.

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November 14, 2019 - 5:33 pm

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(KFTK) - A U.S. Marines veteran will receive a $190,000 settlement after he was wrongfully detained by ICE for three days despite being a U.S. citizen.

27-year-old Jilmar Ramos-Gomez was arrested on trespassing charges last December and was held by ICE for deportation, even though he was carrying his ID and passport at the time.  

He pleaded guilty in December 2018 to misdemeanor trespassing charges for allegedly breaking into a hospital, setting a fire and pulling an alarm. 

Ramos-Gomez was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan and served in Afghanistan with the Marines.  On Tuesday, the Grand Rapids city commission agreed to pay $190,000 for the wrongful detention.

According to the NY Post, he enlisted after high school and served from 2011 to 2014 as a lance corporal and tank crewman. He reportedly earned three medals and a combat action ribbon.

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