Forks resident figures in rights group’s complaint

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by Paul Gottlieb, Peninsula Daily News, May 6, 2012

A Forks woman who was with Benjamin Roldan Salinas on May 14, 2011, before his fatal flight from Border Patrol agents was among six people whose interactions with the Border Patrol were cited in a complaint filed last week with the federal government.

Roldan Salinas’ body was found June 5, 2011, in the Sol Duc River 3 miles east of Sappho and about 4 miles downstream from where he fled the traffic stop.

The complaint filed by the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project focuses on traffic stops that involved translation assistance that was requested of the Border Patrol by various law enforcement officers. Read more

Dicks office aims for meeting with Border Patrol over ‘concerns’ from public

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By Paul Gottlieb  Aug. 14, 2011    Peninsula Daily News
PORT ANGELES — Staff members from the North Olympic Peninsula’s congressional delegation plan to meet this
month with the U.S. Border Patrol’s top supervisor for the Blaine sector to discuss a sore point among some Peninsula residents: stepped-up Border Patrol activities in Clallam and Jefferson counties. Read more

Nowhere-Near-the-Border Patrol in Forks

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How a flushgovernment agency

found trouble in the coastal home of Twilight.

By NinaShapiro

July 27, 2011

One day earlier this May, Benjamin Roldan Salinas and Crisanta
Ramos decided to explore a new area of the Olympic National Forest. The
Hispanic couple was looking for salal, a green, oval-leafed plant that is
prized by florists around the world for its ability to stay fresh for weeks. It
grows like a weed on the mountainsides around Forks, a tiny town on the Olympic
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