Sunday, February 17, 2019

Detained for Speaking Spanish?



With the Trump administration, the atmosphere for immigrants in the United States for the Latinx population has taken a sharp turn for the worse.  Read the story of Ana Suda, a native-born U.S. citizen, who was questioned by the Border Patrol in Havre, Montana for speaking Spanish in a convenience store.  Her experience has caused great concern:

"Life hasn’t changed just for our families. Other Mexican and Latinx people in Havre have approached us in the grocery store or on the street, fearful about whether they could also be stopped by Border Patrol just for speaking Spanish or looking differently."  

The ACLU has brought suit to vindicate Suda's rights.  The case, Suda v. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, was filed in U.S. District Court.  The complaint is here.


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