Border patrol sued, accused of profiling, harassment

NORWALK A class-action lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Toledo alleges U.S. Border C
Cory Frolik
May 24, 2010

NORWALK

A class-action lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Toledo alleges U.S. Border Control agents at the Sandusky station and police officers in Norwalk, Plymouth and Attica engaged in discriminatory and illegal racial profiling.

Without reasonable suspicion or probable cause, the suit contends, police officers and border patrol agents restrained, interrogated and arrested people solely because they looked Hispanic.

"In none of those local cases were the people ever ticketed or arrested for anything," said lead counsel Mark Heller

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theone2

I just read a story on the Shelby Globe site that their lawyer said that it was irrevelent that these people were illegals. They still have to have their contitutional rights. Bulls#$%!!!! They don't have any constitutional rights if they are illegals.

theone2

I just read a story on the Shelby Globe site that their lawyer said that it was irrelevent that these people were illegals. They still have to have their contitutional rights. Bulls#$%!!!! They don't have any constitutional rights if they are illegals.

goofus

House Dems Introduce Illegal Alien Amnesty Bill
Democrats on Tuesday begin their new push for an immigration bill, hamstrung by the image of legalizing millions of illegal immigrant workers at a time when the unemployment rate stands at 10 percent -- more than twice what it was the last time Congress tried to act.

"It certainly will confuse the debate a lot more, but at the end of the day what we have to understand is fixing this system will be good for American workers," said Eliseo Medina, executive vice president of the Service Employees International Union, which is one of the major advocates for legalizing illegal immigrant workers.

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, the Illinois Democrat who has taken over leadership on the issue after the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, plans to introduce an immigration legalization bill Tuesday, and backers are planning a strategy to avoid repeats of the failed attempts of 2006 and 2007.

digger nick

Entering the United States illegally is a crime pure and simple. The deterrent to crime is punishment. Right now there is no punishment, just a slap on the wrist and a free bus ride back to the border if caught.

If you break a law in other countries you go to prison. Why not establish work camp prisons where if you are caught here illegally you are incarcerated and you work at prison wages producing crops and products that can be sold to offset the expenses of the governments border patrol. This could be a great deterrent to stop the flow of illegal aliens. After all they are illegal. Until there is a punishment they just get off the bus back when they are caught and try again. We cannot catch them all

I suppose the ACLU lefties would have a fit but until I hear them come up with a better idea? (And NO that does not mean giving them amnesty!)

Chung Lee

Isn't hiring illegals also illegal?

pntbutterandjelly

I have one question, "What border?" (yuck, yuck, yuck)

Truth or Dare

Hey Chung; Of course it's illegal. What's even more illegal are the means used by large corporations to get those people here! They use someone known as a "Recruiter". They go to Mexico, make lots of promises, then once here the immigrants are denied their pay or housing promised, then threatened by the very same companies that brought them here! They're not all jumping the fence at the border and getting here by foot! It's called Human Trafficing!

Before Bush left office, he and his administration's Dept. of Labor, pretty much destroyed any protections guestworkers (legally here) and U.S. workers had. A giant step backwards for all! These regulations went into effect Jan. 18, 2009 and concern the H-2B guestworker program, which is used by businesses to hire low-skilled, temp. foreign labor. Prior to this, businesses/employers "would have to acquire certification from the Dept. of Labor, stating that there is a shortage of U.S. workers". Not anymore, making it much easier for them to just say, "there is a shortage of U.S. workers", therefore justifying the hiring of immigrants. Go figure!

There is a company or companies in just about every state that is guilty of doing this, and they just seem to think they can get away w/it, even when judgement has been made and they continue to be held in COMTEMPT! So, not only are LEGAL as well ILLEGAL immigrants getting the shaft by being denied their fair, just pay and everything else promised, but so to are U.S. citizens, because these companies aren't even trying or are just flat out lying regarding not being able to find enough U.S. workers!

pntbutterandjelly

re. "truth or Dare" RIGHT ON DUDE!!!

it's the big companies bulying the Meican, we Americans and eventually....the Cinese workers.

Coroprate American motto:

"Give me profits or give them death."

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