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Forks complaint about Border Patrol prompts Forest Service to distance itself

SEATTLE — A complaint from a Forks woman has changed the national policy of the U.S. Forest Service in its use of Border Patrol agents for translation services.

A Latino woman from Forks who accompanied Benjamin Roldan Salinas of Forks on May 14, 2011, before his fatal flight from a Border Patrol agent has played a pivotal role in a federal decision on translation-assistance practices such as those that the U.S. Forest Service had requested from the Border Patrol before Roldan Salinas died.
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Indigenous Leaders and Academics request the Texas-Mexico Border Wall be reviewed by UN CERD (80th Session) under Early Warning and Urgent Action Procedures

Indigenous leaders and faculty of the Human Rights Clinic, School of Law, University of Texas at Austin and  Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan will give public statements and discuss the international and Indigenous law analysis of the Texas-Mexico Border Wall under the Early Warning and Urgent Action Procedures of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (80th Session). Read more >

Migrant Trail Bears Witness to Human Rights Crisis: 75-mile Trek Through Sonoran Desert Brings Attention to Migrant Deaths

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Shame of the Nation: House VAWA Bill Ratchets Up Attacks on Domestic Violence Survivors

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Immigration status is a health policy challenge

The Obama administration’s drive to cut down on America’s uninsured is about to get multilingual. Read more >

Rights Groups Continue to Call for Dismantling of NSEERS and Criticize Department of Homeland Security’s Refusal to Repudiate This Discriminatory Program and Provide Relief to Those Unjustly Profiled

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Contact:        Keith Rushing, Rights Working Group, 202.591.3305. Read more >

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