United States Islamic, Latino communities claim mistreatment by federal agents on northern border

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    Public Radio International: Islamic, Latino communities claim mistreatment by federal agents on northern border

    Latino and Islamic communities who live along the border between Canada and the United States are experiencing an increase in instances of racial profiling by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers and other federal agents, a report released earlier this year revealed.

    ... some Muslims have even been detained — not just questioned — about their religious beliefs and practices. "They're being held for what (CAIR) says are extraordinary amounts of time," she said. "And being asked questions like 'What mosque do you go to?' and 'How many times a day do you pray?' 'Who is your imam?' They say this is blatant religious profiling."

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    Ruben Torres, a Mexican-American in Detroit, was coming home from work in 2011 when he too was stopped by immigration officials. "They accused him of being a human trafficker, of bringing people from the United States into Canada," Guzman said. Torres, who was born in the United States and works for the Detroit school district, was threatened with being "sent back" to Mexico — a place he's not even from.
     

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