Settlement: Border Patrol to share stop records

Settlement: Border Patrol to share stop records

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED Sep 24, 2013

SEATTLE (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol will share records of every traffic stop it makes in Washington state's Olympic Peninsula for 18 months with immigrant advocacy groups as part of a settlement to a lawsuit that alleged agents were racially profiling people they pulled over.
   
The agreement, filed Tuesday, settles a lawsuit filed last year by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. The lawsuit said people were pulled over and questioned for the way they looked and without reasonable suspicion.
   
As part of the settlement filed in federal court, the agency also agreed to retrain its agents on the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches and requires warrants.
   
The Border Patrol, though, admits to no wrongdoing in the settlement.

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Ina Ronquillo

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Ina is a Southern Arizona native. She graduated from Nogales High School and then received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.

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