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Groups May Sue to Halt Arrests by Border Patrol

Activists consider action to stop a crackdown in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Sandra Murillo, L. A. Times, Jun. 16

Latino community leaders and civil rights groups on Tuesday said they might take legal action to stop a U.S. Border Patrol crackdown on suspected illegal immigrants in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

“The only way to stop this is if the community comes together,” said UC Riverside political science professor and local organizer Armando Navarro. “All of a sudden, the Border Patrol is hitting different parts of Southern California away from the border. Something is going on.”

Navarro and other activists met at the Villasenor Branch Library in San Bernardino on Tuesday evening to coordinate their efforts against the Border Patrol, vowing to file lawsuits and engage in civil disobedience if the arrests continue.

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