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Law360, New York (December 21, 2015, 5:44 PM ET) — Dallas County and Sheriff Lupe Valdez urged a Texas federal court Friday to dismiss a civil rights lawsuit alleging Valdez has violated the constitutional rights of individuals with immigration holds by refusing to allow bond and by wrongfully detaining them, saying the immigrants have failed to state a viable claim.

The 16 plaintiffs — immigrants who were detained in Dallas County Jail — accuse Valdez of imposing pretrial detention on individuals subject to immigration holds by not permitting bond and by detaining them beyond 48 hours…

Source: Law360