Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Distrust from Using Border Patrol Agents as Interpreters

From the Immigration Policy Center:

For Press and Hill Staff
**Telephonic Press Briefing - TODAY, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 3:30pm EST **
Immigration Policy Center to Release Paper on Border Patrol Agents’ Abuse of Their Role as Interpreters along the Northern Border

Washington D.C. - Advocates along the Northern Border report a recent, sharp increase in the use of U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents to provide interpretation services to state and local law enforcement officers and emergency responders. The Use of U.S. Border Patrol Agents as Interpreters along the Northern Border: Unwise Policy, Illegal Practice by Lisa Graybill documents how local police officers reach out to USBP for interpretation assistance and capitalize on these opportunities to aid immigration enforcement.  These practices breed distrust between immigrant communities and the officers whose job is to serve and protect them. 

Join us for a discussion with:

Lisa Graybill, Esq., Author
Ryan Bates, Director, Alliance for Immigrants Rights and Reform
Melissa Crow, Director, Legal Action Center
Michele Waslin, Sr. Policy Analyst, The Immigration Policy Center (moderator)
When: TODAY, Tuesday, Sept. 25,2012 at 3:30pm EST
RSVP: For dial in directions contact Wendy Sefsaf at wsefsaf@immcouncil.org



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