(CBS 8) - The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the government, accusing border officers of pressuring illegal immigrants to sign deportation papers.
At issue is the process of "voluntary departure," which allows illegal immigrants to return to their country without formal proceedings.
The ACLU claims detainees are often coerced to sign the papers.
Aide Vazquez's husband signed the papers last year, when he was pulled over for talking on a cell phone. She said he signed without knowing he couldn't return to the United States for 10 years.
"They told him that, if he didn't sign, he was gonna go to jail for who know show long and that was one of the things he didn't want. He wanted to be home with his children," explained Aide.
The ACLU also claims illegal immigrants are often deported quickly and don't have time to get their affairs in order before leaving.
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