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Group Wants Investigation of "Racial Profiling" Latinos

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An immigrants rights organization is calling for a federal investigation into what they claim is a case of "racial profiling” during a recent raid on a Jackson house where a Mexican family lives.

It happened earlier this month at a house on Archer Avenue.

A federal task force lead by US Marshals was searching for a capital murder suspect who wasn't there.

Rosi Lopez and her family live there.  She claims task force agents damaged her home, attacked her and her nephew Arturo Rodriguez and called them illegal immigrants who should "go back to Mexico."

Rodriguez, who was initially charged with pointing a handgun at task force officers, was indicted this week for illegally possessing a firearm. He is being held by federal authorities.     

When he was arrested, Chandler says he was in the country visiting

his family on a visa.

Lopez was born in Rankin County and says she now feels like a stranger in her own home.   

The Mississippi immigrants rights alliance sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder calling for a federal investigation of the incident.

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