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Border Patrol Checkpoints: Not Just Here

October 1st, 2008 by josh farley

Turns out that the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoints that have ruffled some residents’ feathers on the Olympic Peninsula aren’t unique to our area.

The border patrol is conducting them in Vermont, Louisiana, New York and elsewhere, reports USA Today. And they’re not limited to stopping cars — they’re boarding buses, ferries and trains too.

Federal law allows the border patrol to stop anyone in transit, up to 100 miles from any international border crossing, in order to search for illegal immigrants. If other crimes are found to be committed — and no illegal aliens are found — the border patrol can investigate those crimes.

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7 Responses to “Border Patrol Checkpoints: Not Just Here”

  1. Ron Smith Says:

    Check points are a common ssight in the Southwest. So everyone should just chill out and quit complaining. As they Get A Life

  2. Sharon O'Hara Says:

    GREAT NEWS! Finally some action…but I’d like to know what happens after they’re caught.
    Are they sent home…what?
    thank you…

  3. trooper2899 Says:

    OMG will it never end ? Re: above: They come back in like carrier pidgeons….the world record is held by Jose Gonzales Sanchez Rodriguez who was deported 86 times in one day….in one federal building run by ICE they have 400 federal employees…200 try to kick out convicted illegal felons (There are 70 thousand in US federal prisons, U and I are feeding them and having their teeth fixed etc) the other 200 federal employees work to try to undo the work of the first 200 employees with a foot dragging bureaucratic system of hearings lawyers etc……these are CONVICTED felons not just fence climbers or over stays……GOD BLESS AMERICA

  4. Alex Says:

    Sounds like something straight out of the Soviet Union.

  5. Craig P Says:

    More to come soon, we are a police state now. Another freedom lost.

    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    silly little 4th amendment..

  6. Sharon O'Hara Says:

    “…convicted illegal felons (There are 70 thousand in US federal prisons, U and I are feeding them and having their teeth fixed etc) th…
    Well Craig…you have what you want. They are all yours because your policy would and has trapped us into giving these illegal aliens our freedom in exchange for their ‘right to be supported by us…in or out of jail.

    What ‘freedom’ are you talking about? Not the freedom of legal emigrants here – not the taxpayers. You’re talking about the ‘freedom’ of the criminals who sneak across the borner…they have the ‘freedom’ to play this ongoing game of ‘catch me if you can’.

    Being trapped and forced to take care of the illegal aliens isn’t my idea of ‘freedom’. We are not free in this country…not anymore….not as long as we allow this ‘game’ to continue. The illegal aliens have our freedom.
    Sharon O’Hara

  7. Alex Says:

    It should be just as hard to use a fake social security number as it is to use a fake lottery ticket.

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