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Immigration Law

Egregious 4th Amendment Violation: Rodriguez v. Barr

Rodriguez v. Barr

"One can reasonably infer from the agents’ preparation of an unreliable report at the time of the arrest, which would ultimately be used against Rodriguez, that the arrest was premised on an impermissible basis. And, given the other facts in this case, one can infer that this impermissible basis was race. In sum, the evidence, read in the light most favorable to the Petitioner, suggests that his arrest was racially motivated. Accordingly, we find that Rodriguez has made out a prima facie case of an egregious violation of his constitutional rights."

[Hats off to JOSEPH MEYERS, THOMAS SCOTT‐RAILTON, Law Student Interns (Muneer I. Ahmad, Supervising Attorney, Adán Martínez, Richard Zacharias, Melissa Z. Marichal, Law Student Interns, on the brief), Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Org., Yale Law School!]