Keys sheriff tried to deport a U.S. citizen to Jamaica, lawsuit says

A Key West man says he was almost deported to Jamaica even though he is a U.S. Citizen, born and bred in Philadelphia. The American Civil Liberties Union says the case shows a pattern at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
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A Key West man says he was almost deported to Jamaica even though he is a U.S. Citizen, born and bred in Philadelphia. The American Civil Liberties Union says the case shows a pattern at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

Gwen Filosa covers Key West and the Lower Florida Keys for FLKeysNews.com and the Miami Herald and lives in Key West. She was part of the staff at the New Orleans Times-Picayune that in 2005 won two Pulitzer Prizes for coverage of Hurricane Katrina. She graduated from Indiana University.