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.

For years we’ve heard about repeated instances of individuals being pulled over and questioned by agents solely on the basis of their appearance and ethnicity. NWIRP and its non-profit partners
have raised these concerns with federal officials, but the racial profiling of the Border Patrol
continues.

Through this lawsuit we hope the federal courts will intervene and force the Border Patrol to put a stop to abusive practices that violate our Constitution.

Read the press release for more information about the case or see a copy of the official complaint.

NWIRP is proud to partner with community members in the Olympic Peninsula, including the Forks Human Rights Group, on this effort.
In solidarity, Jorge L. Barón, Executive Director, NWIRP

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