Judge Finds Link Between Reward and Citizen's Stop

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A border patrol agent checks a vehicle for people who are in the U.S. illegally.
A border patrol agent checks a vehicle for people who are in the U.S. illegally.

Last year, Kahn rejected the government's attempt to dismiss based on the argument that agents were acting in good faith when they mistook Vazquez-Mentado for the similarly named Vasquez-Mentado.

"In a nation of immigrants and a nation where individual liberties are sacrosanct, such a result would be unacceptable," Kahn wrote (NYLJ, June 13, 2013).

Since Kahn's earlier ruling, Vazquez-Mentado filed an amended complaint that included information from the Brennan Center-Freedom for Families report.

Families for Freedom is a Manhattan-based group that provides legal services to immigrants facing deportation.

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