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Tue Oct 8, 2019, 07:03 AM

Border Patrol agent accused of 'textbook racial profiling' in Maine


PORTLAND — The U.S. Border Patrol’s suspicions about a family were aroused because they appeared to be of “Central-American origin” and because they spoke Spanish while shopping at a store in Maine, an advocacy group complained Monday.

An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine described the agent’s comments, outlined in a Border Patrol affidavit in federal court, as “textbook racial profiling.”

“We’ve known for a long time that the Border Patrol uses racial profiling in deciding who to question. This is an example where they’ve been explicit about it, saying they’re approaching people based on the color of their skin and the language they’re speaking,” attorney Emma Bond said.

A New England spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection declined to comment.


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