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Sixteen immigrants and seven lawyers from New Haven burst into applause outside of the Hartford Federal Court building, celebrating a small victory in their battle against deportation.

After being arrested during the June 2007 ICE raids that targeted undocumented immigrants in New Haven, the 16 face deportation for living and working in the United States without legal status. The targets argue that the feds violated their constitutional rights in the raids. Now they’ll have the chance to make that case in court.

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