Customs Chief Claims Immunity In Fired Agent's Suit

Law360, New York (May 2, 2011, 8:03 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Customs and Border Protection chief said Monday that he was entitled to federal immunity in a lawsuit brought by an ex-agent alleging he was fired for expressing support for the legalization of drugs.

Victor Manjarrez, chief patrol agent for the El Paso, Texas, sector of the U.S. Border Patrol asked a federal judge in El Paso to dismiss a First Amendment suit by former agent Bryan Gonzalez, who sought monetary damages and declaratory relief after his September 2009 firing for discussing his opposition to...
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