Luis Soto-Lopez was wrongfully jailed at the Gallatin County Detention Center pursuant to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement Hold (also called a “detainer”), despite his ability to post bond for a misdemeanor.  This class-action lawsuit seeks to end the use of ICE detainers for all current and future people incarcerated at the Gallatin County Detention Center. The ACLU of Montana filed a similar suit against Lincoln County in November 2018.


Alex Rate, Elizabeth Ehret, Daniel Galindo, Cody Wofsy, Spencer Amdur

Date filed

February 24, 2019


Montana 18th Judicial District Court, Gallatin County


Holly Brown



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