A lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against the U.S. Border Patrol over traffic stops is moving forward. U.S. District Judge Benjamin Settle denied a motion to dismiss the suit.
According to a report by Seattlepi.com, the ACLU and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project sued the Border Patrol in April, seeking to keep agents from making traffic stops, saying that they are pulling people over and questioning them because of the way they look without reasonable suspicion.
The report says that the suit “stems from tensions between immigrants and the expanded presence of Border Patrol agents on Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula, which shares no land border with Canada.”
“The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of three U.S. citizens who were stopped and questioned by agents.”