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Bloggings On Deportation And Removal

by Matthew Kolken

CNN Report: Obama administration racially profiling Hispanics on Northern Border out of Boredom

CNN has reported examples of the Obama administration employing racial profiling as a primary tool of immigration enforcement, but this time it isn't on the southern border.

According to the report, on the northern border near the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, Border Patrol Agents regularly park across from Hispanic grocery stores and taco stands to target patrons.  Lois Danks of the activist group "Stop the Checkpoints" relates that border agents "drive around and hassle people without any reasonable suspicion of anything except for possibly the color of their skin."

CNN further reports that Border Patrol agents are racially profiling Hispanics out of boredom.  Border Patrol agent Christian Sanchez  is quoted in the article: "There's nothing to do," "There are no gangs or cross-border activity. I haven't seen it."

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About The Author

Matthew Kolken is a trial lawyer with experience in all aspects of United States Immigration Law including Immigration Courts throughout the United States, and appellate practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeals. He is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of New York , the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).


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