Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr was quoted by the New York Times in “In Rare Victory, Immigrants Prevail in Suit Over Meat Plant Raid.” The article reports on a case involving nearly 100 immigrants who were rounded up during a 2018 raid at a meat processing plant in Tennessee and have reached a $1.17 million settlement against the U.S. government and federal agents, who they said used racial profiling and excessive force during the operation. The article notes that the settlement agreement, approved February 27, 2023, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, is likely the first class settlement over an immigration enforcement operation at a work site, according to immigration experts. In the past, only individual immigrants have reached settlements related to immigration raids, the article says, adding that legal experts have called it a rare victory for undocumented immigrants. Mr. Yale-Loehr said, “It is very hard to win a settlement from the U.S. government and agents in immigration enforcement cases. The outcome is particularly important because federal agents were held accountable for overreaching and racial profiling.” Read the article here (subscription required).