by Christopher Robbins

“Border Patrol cites a federal statute that allows them to operate within 100 miles of the border, but 97% of the country’s population lives within 100 miles of the border.  ‘The Border Patrol takes an extremely broad view of its mission that would disturb most Americans, who expect to be able to go about their daily lives without having to prove their citizenship to armed government agents,’ NYCLU advocacy director Udi Ofer says in a release.”

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