Friday, December 13, 2013

Border Patrol Terror in Washington State

From the Peninsula Daily News:

The relationship between Latinos and U.S. Border Patrol officers in Forks (Washington State) has improved, according to an academic study released Thursday.

But state legislation should be passed to further protect the Spanish-speaking population from unwarranted stops and questioning by agency law enforcement personnel, it said.

“Twilight in Forks: The Real-Life Legacy of U.S. Border Patrol on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State” was prepared by the immigrant-advocacy organization Forks Human Rights Group, the Ronald Peterson Student Law Clinic at the Seattle University School of Law and the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality at Seattle University.

Forks is best known for the fantasy trilogy the Twilight saga, the authors said in the report's background and summary statement.

“Members of the Latino community in Forks, however, live with the very real fear, not of vampires or the supernatural, but of the United States Border Patrol.” Read more...

Read the full report here.


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