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Saturday, December 18, 2004

USA: Immigrant sweeps prompt legal action

from San Bernardino County Sun:

The government has failed to disclose the reasons for immigration sweeps across Southern California this summer, a leading civil rights group said in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.

The American Civil Liberties Union said the agency that oversees border security has refused to provide records about the arresting and deportation of more than 400 undocumented immigrants in San Bernardino, Riverside and Los Angeles counties in June.
"We don't have enough information at this point to determine whether these raids were legally authorized and whether they actually resulted in some net benefit,' said Ranjana Natarajan, an ACLU attorney. "We know they caused a lot of fear in the community. People felt there was harassment. People were very scared to send their children to school and to the doctor. The impact on the community was severe.'

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American Civil Liberties Union


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