Dems Push Texas Governor to Allow Local Stay-at-Home Orders

Congressional Democrats from Texas on Wednesday urged the state’s Republican governor to give local officials the flexibility to issue stay-at-home orders, citing the coronavirus pandemic’s growing toll on the South Texas border area in particular and its disproportionate impact on Latino communities.

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Immigrant’s Arrest

A federal court in New York ruled that a Mexican immigrant may pursue his false arrest and Equal Protection claims against police officers who arrested him during a traffic stop. The immigrant was a passenger in the stopped vehicle, and at the time of the arrest, none of the officers had any evidence of the plaintiff’s immigration status, they only knew that he primarily spoke Spanish and “appeared Hispanic.”

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