Breaking News: Federal Agency Rules Against Use of Border Patrol Agents as Interpreters

May 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Exciting news. In the first-ever decision of its kind, a federal agency today ruled that the
U.S. Forest Service discriminated against Latinos on the Olympic Peninsula by
using Border Patrol agents as interpreters
and as law-enforcement support in routine matters. The USDA’s civil rights office ordered the U.S. Forest Service to make
significant policy changes at the national level
and to take additional steps locally at Olympic National Forest offices. Read more

ACLU files suit against Border Patrol

May 23, 2012 by · 2 Comments
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Published on Wed, May 23, 201  by AMANDA WINTERS, Sequim Gazette

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Border Patrol on April 26 on behalf of three Clallam County residents.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court in Seattle, claims the Border Patrol on the Olympic Peninsula conducts traffic stops without legal justification, creating a climate of fear and anxiety. Read more

Immigration: ACLU alleges rights violations at detention centers

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By Richard Fausset ,  May 16, 2012, 4:58 p.m.

ATLANTA — Suspected illegal immigrants
in Georgia are suffering from a “systemic violation … of civil and human
rights” during their confinement in “substandard” federal immigration detention
facilities, including Stewart Detention Center, the largest of its kind in the
nation, according to a new report by the state’s chapter of the American
Civil Liberties Union
.
The 182-page report, released Wednesday, immediately added fuel to
the hot-burning debate over illegal immigration in this Deep South state, Read more

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