“Because he is a very dark-skinned young man with a Latino surname…”

In Uncategorized on September 18, 2015 at 11:10 pm

Bellingham police are under fire after the arrest of 15-year-old illegal immigrant, Alfredo Juarez, and his subsequent detention by border agents at a Tacoma facility.

Latino advocates say his arrest was because he is a young Latino with dark skin and a Latino surname.  Authorities say it is because he lied about being a legal adult, gave a false last name, could not produce identification and was in the country illegally.

Bob Vanderyacht, Bellingham Police Department: “Is there valid cause for concern?”

Interview: Maru Maro-Villalpando, Latino Advocacy

This story was originally produced for KGMI NewsTalk 790

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