Breaking News: NWIRP and ACLU File Class Action Lawsuit Against Border

April 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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This morning (April 26,2012) Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) and the ACLU of Washington, with cooperating firm Perkins Coie LLP, filed a class-action lawsuit challenging
the U.S. Border Patrol’s practice of stopping vehicles and interrogating people (on the Olympic Peninsula) without legal justification. Read more

A Brief History of Checkpoints: and what to do about them

April 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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This scholarly paper was sent to us by Patrick Adams.  It is about all kinds of traffic checkpoints and has many references attached – court decisions, etc.  Thank you Patrick (David) Adams!
Imagine driving to the local school to pick up your kids. It’s three o’clock in the afternoon, and the day is unseasonably nice. The sun is shining and your otherwise routine schedule is pleasant enough. You drive around a final corner to reach your destination when you suddenly approach a group of police cars. You abruptly halt and observe several officers standing right in the middle of the street. They signal you to stop. You pull up to the stopping point and roll down your window, wondering what could be happening.  (Download a pdf of the full paper here http://www.independent.org/pdf/working_papers/80_checkpoints.pdf )

Patrick Adams is a long time libertarian and activist, working to  eliminate checkpoints.

Young men in Mexico say the US no longer offers them a better future

April 25, 2012 by · 1 Comment
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Seismic shifts in immigration and demographics leave towns full of young men who once would have dreamed of the US.  Potential migrants say the US border crossing is not itself a dissuading factor, but racial discrimination and hostility are. Read more

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