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"For three years, OneAmerica community organizers had been hearing
about the fear and mistrust border residents harbored toward U.S. Border
Patrol. Residents living in Snohomish, Whatcom, and Skagit counties
were too afraid to go to the courthouse to pay a fine, too mistrustful
of the authorities to call 911, or too fearful to leave their home to
attend church or go to the grocery store. How could they become active participants in their communities if they were too scared to leave home? Organizers interviewed residents in their homes, at work, and in
church. We researched and observed how U.S. Border Patrol’s funding
soared, its jurisdiction crept further and further inland, and how its
role in the community became virtually indistinguishable from local
police and 911 emergency service personnel. OneAmerica compiled this research into a report and, in April 2012, released The Growing Human Rights Crisis on the Northern Border,
which truly demonstrates the transformation of these border communities
in the wake of the post-9/11 buildup of U.S. Border Patrol activity in
the area. The report shares the findings from 109 on-the-ground interviews with
mothers, fathers, workers, and students. The majority of stories are
marked by fear, mistrust, harassment, and abuse. They are rooted in
specific—and avoidable—patterns of practice implemented by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), working in close coordination with Immigration and Customs and Enforcement and local law enforcement agencies. ... This report is the product of a unique three-way partnership between OneAmerica, the University of Washington Center for Human Rights, and the residents and leaders of these border communities. ... Watch video and listen to audio stories of racial profiling, harassment and intimidation along Washington's northern border." - OneAmerica, Apr. 2012.
Link to full report.