Border Patrol Gone Wild- Mexican Americans Detained for Speaking Spanish in Montana

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On Wednesday-  in a Havre, Montana parking lot for 35 to 40 minutes-Ana Suda 37 said she and her friend, Mimi Hernandez, were making a midnight run to a local store to pick up eggs and milk. Both ladies speak fluent English, but they exchanged some words in Spanish while waiting in line to pay when a uniformed Border Patrol agent interrupted them, Suda said.

(For the record-Havre, Montana, is a rural town with a population of about 10,000, about 35 miles south of the U.S.-Canada border)

“We were just talking, and then I was going to pay,” Suda told The Washington Post in a recent interview. 

“I looked up [and saw the agent], and then after that, he just requested my ID. I looked at him like, ‘Are you serious?’ He’s like, ‘Yeah, very serious.’ ”

Suda instantly became uncomfortable and began to record the encounter with her cell phone after they had moved into the parking lot. 

In the video Suda recorded, she asks the agent why he is detaining them in the grocery store parking lot for 35 to 40 minutes and he says it is specifically because he heard them speaking Spanish.

“Ma’am, the reason I asked you for your ID is because I came in here, and I saw that you guys are speaking Spanish, which is very unheard of up here,” the agent can be heard saying in the video.

Suda asks whether they are being racially profiled; the agent says no.

“It has nothing to do with that,” the agent tells her. “It’s the fact that it has to do with you guys speaking Spanish in the store, in a state where it’s predominantly English-speaking.”

Suda said she and Hernandez were left shaken and upset by the encounter, which ended around 1 a.m. (See full video below)

 

In the Aftermath-The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday said, speaking Spanish is not a valid reason for a Border Patrol agent to question or detain someone and is looking into the matter further.

“There’s citizens whose first language isn’t English or who are limited in English and that doesn’t mean they are committing an immigration offense,” said Astrid Dominguez, director of the ACLU’s Border Rights Center. “

The constitution prohibits racially profiling. You need to have reasonable suspicion [of an offense before detaining someone and speaking Spanish isn’t one of them.” 

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The incident comes after a flurry of outrageous incidents where U.S. Immigration officials have totally violated U.S. citizens constitutional rights from around the country.

Many Americans are now growing more frustrated daily as the Trump Administration’s official policy actually seems to be warranting unfair Immigration policy and the mistreatment of thousands of American Citizens.

Apolitical America will keep you updated on further developments about what many are calling the, “shameful U.S. Immigration policy.‘  cropped-black-and-silver-american-flag-18-desktop-background

 

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Gregg L. Greer a Public Speaker, Pastor, Social Activist, and the Editor of the One World internet journal. Greer is the Founder of Freedom First International a human rights NGO. He has written extensively about American politics, civil rights, and the intersection of social justice and politics. Greer is the Founder of Black America World News.  His stories have also appeared in The Huffington Post, CNN.  Greer writes commentary on Apolitical America, MSNBC Online and others.  Listen to his radio podcast at OneWorld Talks -if you are interested in interviews  from him and others of the brightest minds today, you can email him at  oneworldtoday@gmail.com His website is www.gregglgreer.com

 

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American Politics – Trump Protest now take on historically new levels!

From the first moment  President Donald J Trump was elected, and afterward since the Trump Inauguration- the flurry of protests around the world, have not stopped but everyday seem to be getting more and more creative as well as outspoken.  For your entertainment and review-I’ve put together a small collective of just a few Trump Protest for around the country.

 

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REAL FAKE SCULPTURE  (Chicago)

The City of Chicago installed a 5-foot tall, golden sculpture that spells out “Real Fake” directly in front of Trump International Hotel and Tower along the Chicago River.

A city spokesperson said the message and placement of the art is not a political statement. It was just, the spokeswoman said, coincidence.

 

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“FLYING PIGS” (CHICAGO)

A design firm floated four golden, helium-filled, pig-shaped balloons in front of the Trump Tower and International Hotel’s 20-foot sign in September has been shot down by city officials, at least temporarily. New World Design Ltd stated, “it was a originally one-day protest and art display.”

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Pussy Grabber Protest  (National)

The Women’s March in January around the county happen months ago, day-long marches in the nation’s capitol and around the world to protest against the inauguration of  President Donald Trump. So, a chorus of hundreds of thousands of women made their voices heard.

 

 

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100 Nude Women Pose Against Donald Trump (Cleveland, OH)

The 2016 Republican Convention; when over 100 Nude Women Posed Against Donald Trump In Cleveland. The women holding large, round mirrors, outside the convention center, in a project titled, “Everything She Says Means Everything.” Noted Photographer Spencer Tunick, who has a history of creating large-scale art installations like this one, organized this women-only, silent protest to send a message about “the hateful repressive rhetoric of many in the Republican Party towards women and minorities,” Spencer’s website states.

 

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Anti-Catholic group of ‘queer’ men march against Trump… dressed as nuns

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)

In June of 2017, An “Equality March” was held in the capital, focusing on “resisting” the pro-life, pro-family, pro-marriage Trump administration.

Among those marching against conservative values were the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,” a San Francisco-based group of self-described “queers” that the government has granted non-profit tax deductible status.

 

 

Clowns

Thousand Clown Protest (Manhattan)

“As long as I am Commander in Chief, I will not allow clowns to infiltrate our borders,” Trump said, In response to Building a Mexican Wall

Protesting Clowns shut down an neighborhood outside of midtown Manhattan Those who weren’t holding signs shot Silly String toward the glassy black 58-story Trump Tower that has become a Romanov-like symbol of the Trump Presidency and his hateful anti-clown movement.

Thousands of clowns shouted: “Clowns Hate You!” and “Not This Clown’s President!”

 

 

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“Captain Mexico” Protester ( San Francisco)

A protester dressed as “Captain Mexico” stands in front of police officers outside the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Burlingame, California.

 Just outside of San Francisco,  anti-Trump protesters took to the streets in southern California, blocking traffic and damaging five police cars in Costa Mesa following a speech while in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Demonstrators at both locations waved Mexican flags, an action meant to counter Trump’s stance on immigration and disparaging remarks about Mexico.

 

 

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SPACE GROUP

 Protest to get Donald Trump’s attention (Outer Space)

ASAN, a Company that promotes DIY space exploration,”  balloon floated 90,000 feet into the sky, toting a giant printed “tweet” for Trump and a video camera. Although it didn’t reach the layer of atmosphere that is technically considered outer space, the balloon did get high enough for the camera to record the tweet floating above the curvature of the planet.

 

Its message was: “LOOK AT THAT, YOU SON OF A BITCH.” 

 

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Gregg L. Greer a Public Speaker, Minister, Social Activist, and the Editor of the One World internet journal. Greer is the Founder of Freedom First International a human rights NGO. He has written extensively about American politics, civil rights, and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in The Huffington Post, CNN.  Greer writes commentary on Apolitical America, Huffington Post, Daily Kos and others-or listen to his radio podcast at OneWorld Talks -if you are interested in interviews  from him and others of the brightest minds today, you can email him at  oneworldtoday@gmail.com His website is www.gregglgreer.com