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This “border zone” has almost nothing to do with our international borders. It encompasses a huge swath of the country, even places like Richmond, VA. Nearly 2/3 of the U.S. population lives in the 4th Amendment-free “border zone.”
Did you know a border patrol agent can pull you over in Harrisburg, PA, for “appearing dirty,” or for no reason at all? The warrantless/suspicionless, and way-too-expansive “border zone” is an affront to our Constitution and must be reined in. theintercept.com/2019/01/07/cbp…
We already know CBP’s interior checkpoints are a waste of finite resources. CBP set up two in VT in recent months. The first netted ZERO arrests. The second resulted in one arrest–for a visa overstay–and only after nearly 900 cars were stopped. vtdigger.org/2019/05/05/bor…
I’ve introduced with Sen @PattyMurray and Rep @PeterWelch legislation to limit the “border zone.” There is a humanitarian crisis at our southern border. And this admin. cannot be trusted to use its finite resources effectively or humanely. leahy.senate.gov/press/leahy-mu…
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