Group to track alleged DHS violations

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By Tatiana Sanchez

A social justice organization will track alleged instances of mistreatment by federal border and immigration agents.

The American Friends Service Committee’s U.S.-Mexico Border Program announced its nine-month Human Rights Documentation Campaign last week. The group will hire part-time staff to focus on administrative complaints involving law enforcement agencies, with a focus on border and immigration agencies.

“Documenting misconduct by law enforcement agencies is essential to holding those agencies accountable for actions that have led to civil and human rights abuses,” Pedro Rios, director of the U.S.-Mexico Border Program, said in a statement. “When we document civil and human rights abuses and complaints are filed, we create a path toward justice that might not otherwise have been present.”

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