Border Patrol agents can't search Greyhound buses without permission, CBP memo says, contradicting years of company's claims
Added 02-14-20 08:13:02pm EST - “Whether it's a scheduled departure time or an explanation for allowing immigration raids, you can't rely on Greyhound.” - Nydailynews.com
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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Border Patrol agents can’t search Greyhound buses without permission, CBP memo says, contradicting years of company’s claims”. Below is an excerpt from the article.
An internal Customs and Border Patrol memo says its agents can’t search Greyhounds and other buses without driver or company permission, The Associated Press reported.
Greyhound had previously argued that it didn’t approve of the raids, but was legally obligated to allow them.
The memo, dated Jan. 28, actually says the exact opposite, according to the AP: “When transportation checks occur on a bus at non-checkpoint locations, the agent must demonstrate that he or she gained access to the bus with the consent of the company’s owner or one of the company’s employees.”
The bus raids were part of the Trump administration’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants, often taking place in southwestern states and occasionally captured on video by passengers.
While Greyhound and other companies stated their disapproval, chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union were fighting the searches in court, arguing they violated the Fourth Amendment. Apparently, CBP agreed.
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