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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Alleging Discrimination Against Non-English Speakers in NY Court

A class-action lawsuit filed in federal court Friday alleges discrimination in the New York court system against people who don’t speak English.

Jorge Luis Vasquez is with the law firm representing 21-year-old Rene Alvarado Mejia in a federal suit against Rockland County, the New York State’s Unified Court System, and John and Jane Does for allegedly not allowing Mejia to participate in the Diversion Drug Court program because he would need a translator.

Diversion courts allow people with minor offenses to complete other programs instead of being charged with a crime.

Read the source article at bronx.news12.com

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