Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Barking Dog Triggers Immigration Arrest

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"Sounds like this may be a case for prosecutorial discretion.  A woman is facing deportation proceedings after getting arrested over complaints that her dogs were barking too loudly, California daily La Opinión reports.  Ruth Montaño, a Mexican immigrant living in the town of Bakersfield outside Los Angeles, returned home on New Year’s eve with her three children after going shopping for dinner to find police at her door.  Montaño, a 38-year-old farmworker who has lived in the United States for 14 years, says the police scolded her for not knowing how to speak English, La Opinión reports.  An altercation ensued when the police asked for her driver’s license, with