September 24, 2008
Order Against New Mexico Sheriff Regarding Raids
From the Border Network for Human Rights:
Judge Vazquez Orders Otero County Sheriff to Stop Illegal Raids, Racial Profiling and Unlawful Searches and Seizures in Chaparral, NM
On Friday, September 19th, Federal Judge Martha Vázquez ruled in favor of Border Network for Human Rights on the Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction, ordering that Otero County halt its illegal stops, searches, and harassment of Chaparral’s Latino residents for the duration for the litigation. By doing so, the Court determined that the Plaintiffs would suffer irreparable harm absent the injunction they requested.
Without doubt this ruling that orders for temporary injunction to stop abusive practices and wrongful immigration enforcement by Otero County Sheriff creates an important legal precedent and brings about protections of human and constitutional rights for Chaparral, NM residents.
Fernando Garcia, Executive Director
Border Network for Human Rights
1101 E. Yandell
El Paso, TX 79901
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We welcome the shut-down of state and local illegal immigration enforcement actions. The authority to regulate immigration rests most clearly with the federal government, and the federal government is therefore the most effective pressure point for those wanting increased border security and interior immigration enforcement. When each and all of the numerous state and local anti-illegal immigration activists put overwhelming political pressure on the federal government, the federal government will act in accordance with our legitimate instructions. Remember comprehensive immigration reform?
Posted by: Susan Goya | Sep 24, 2008 12:25:29 PM