Border Patrol Searches On Private Bus Lines Like Greyhound Spark Legal Questions | Texas Public Radio

Border Patrol Searches On Private Bus Lines Like Greyhound Spark Legal Questions

Sep 17, 2018
Originally published on September 17, 2018 12:21 pm

U.S. Border Patrol agents are boarding buses from private lines like Greyhound and Concord Coach within 100 miles of a U.S. border, asking passengers if they’re American citizens. Entire states like Maine and Florida are within that 100-mile zone.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Dennis Harmon, division chief for the Border Patrol Houlton sector in Maine, about why it’s legal to have Border Patrol agents at bus and train stations, and with Emma Bond, staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union in Maine, about immigration agents on buses.

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