The Plaintiffs, three taxi drivers, appealed the dismissal of their Amended Complaint alleging that Special Agents of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) McDonald, Riley, and Chow ("ICE Agents”) violated their Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights.
The Plaintiffs were U.S. citizens who were licensed to drive taxis in Philadelphia. In June 2009, ICE Agent McDonald received a list of all drivers certified to drive taxis in the city from the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s Taxicab and Limousine Division (“PPA”). The PPA and ICE created a list that identified illegal aliens certified to operate taxis. Those on the list, including the Plaintiffs, were sent letters advising them that they were entitled to a refund on their accounts and were invited to the PPA facility to collect.