Trump administration settles with Latino farm activists who said they were targeted over political work

November 6, 2020
The Washington Post

...The plaintiffs in the lawsuit drew a high-powered legal team, with help from the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the National Center for Law and Economic Justice, the National Immigration Law Center, and the Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher law firm. 

“The Constitution protects our freedom to defend human rights and that includes protecting the farmworkers in Vermont who organized and won driver’s licenses and created their landmark Milk with Dignity Program,” Leah Lotto, a lawyer with the National Center for Law and Economic Justice, said in a statement. “Today’s settlement and victory for Migrant Justice shows how important it is to stand up against ICE’s wrongful actions targeting and detaining these and other activists fighting for equity in their communities.” ...

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November 9, 2020