9 arrested during Border Patrol checkpoint

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I never really read or watch the news. I’m so sick of bad news all the time. today I opened up my FB and first thing I see is this NEWS ARTICLE about immigration. I didn’t have time to read the story till late this afternoon. I was a little disturbed. I honestly don’t know what to think about it.. or what I would do…

some of the comments from the people there

“We were kind of like scrambling to get out documents, but they didn’t ask for them,”

“I thought we were waved through because we were white and if we had not been white, I think we would have been asked to show some documentation,”

“I hate to think of the way our country has been demonizing immigrants lately.

When I read that it got me thinking on what I always hear from the president ” Lets make America great again. ”

Do you honestly believe doing this will make America great?

Do you believe getting rid of all types of immigrants will help this country?

This is what U.S Customs and Border had to say….. 

Full statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection:

“Border Patrol immigration checkpoints are a critical tool for the enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws and are part of our defense-in-depth strategy to accomplish the border security mission.  Although most Border Patrol work is conducted in the immediate border area, Section 1357 of Title 8 of the United States Code, along with several sections of the Immigration and Nationality Act, give Border Patrol agents broad law enforcement authorities, including the authority to question individuals, make arrests, and take and consider evidence.

At a Border Patrol checkpoint, an agent may question a vehicle’s occupants about their citizenship, place of birth, and request document proof of immigration status, how legal status was obtained and make quick observations of what is in plain view in the interior of the vehicle.

During the course of the immigration inspection, if an occupant refuses to answer an agent’s questions, the agent may detain the driver for a reasonable amount of time until he or she can make a determination regarding the occupant’s immigration status.  CBP is committed to the fair, impartial and respectful treatment of all members of the trade and traveling public, and policy prohibits the consideration of race or ethnicity in law enforcement, investigation, and screening activities, in all but the most exceptional circumstances.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK???

 

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