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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Bus Station Immigration Stop

A Latino man’s claims relating to his detention by Customs and Border Protection officers at a bus station may continue, a federal court in Washington ruled. The government may be liable under the state’s anti-discrimination law because the acts of the officers caused the man to be “treated as not welcome, accepted, desired, or solicited” based on his race.  

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