U.S. Forest Service Accused Of Discrimination Against Latinos

US Forest Service discrimination
US Forest Service discrimination

Seattle – The Forest Service is under fire for alleged discrimination against Latinos due to the use of Border Patrol agents as interpreters and law enforcement in stops involving Latinos on Washington state's Olympic Peninsula.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights within the USDA, which oversees the Forest Service, has ordered the agency to establish a new national policy so non-English speakers can use national forests and parks without an "escalated risk of harm," The Seattle Times reported.