Category Archives: Immigration checkpoints

D.Ariz.: Def on a shuttle bus stopped at I-19 immigration checkpoint consented to search

Defendant was on a shuttle bus referred for secondary inspection at the I-19 immigration checkpoint in Arizona. About 50 come through there a day, and all are stopped and the occupants ordered off. Defendant slipped away and wouldn’t make eye … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Drug Arrests at Immigration Checkpoint Violated Constitution, New Hampshire Court Finds

NYTimes: Drug Arrests at Immigration Checkpoint Violated Constitution, New Hampshire Court Finds by Ron Nixon:

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Cato: Introducing “Checkpoint: America”

Cato: Introducing “Checkpoint: America” by Patrick G. Eddington

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Courthouse News Service: ACLU Asks Greyhound to Stop Letting Customs Officers Harass Passengers

Courthouse News Service: ACLU Asks Greyhound to Stop Letting Customs Officers Harass Passengers by David Lee:

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M.D.Ala.: Ordering man to crawl out of hotel room before entry was reasonable where officer had arrest warrants for occupant

Defendant was ordered out of a hotel room for officer safety by crawling out. Viewed as a Terry stop, it lacked reasonable suspicion [so why decide it?] but the officers were there with arrest warrants, and that was reasonable under … Continue reading

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LATimes: Border Patrol agents spark anger after boarding bus in Florida to ask passengers for proof of citizenship

LATimes: Border Patrol agents spark anger after boarding bus in Florida to ask passengers for proof of citizenship by Jenny Jarvie:

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IL: A motion to suppress and a motion for directed finding of NG are fundamentally two different things

Defendant sought a motion to suppress which was actually a motion for directed finding of not guilty. They are different things. People v. Lomeli, 2017 IL App (3d) 150815, 2017 Ill. App. LEXIS 782 (Dec. 15, 2017). This immigration checkpoint … Continue reading

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NY1: Suppression of firearm in criminal case wasn’t collateral estoppel in civil case where ptf didn’t offer any evidence

Suppression of a firearm in the criminal court was not collateral estoppel to a civil case for false arrest, particularly where plaintiff offered no evidence at all. Davidson v. City of New York, 2017 NY Slip Op 08313, 2017 N.Y. … Continue reading

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LA5: CI’s story provided PC for defendant’s stop for a hand-to-hand transaction police then observed

The CI provided probable cause for defendant’s stop for a hand-to-hand transaction. The CI’s story was that was what was going down, and defendant came up to the car and leaned in. While the officers didn’t see what happened in … Continue reading

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WBUR: Broad Jurisdiction Of U.S. Border Patrol Raises Concerns About Racial Profiling

WBUR: Broad Jurisdiction Of U.S. Border Patrol Raises Concerns About Racial Profiling by Kathleen Masterson: Within 100 miles of the border and the coastline, Border Patrol agents have broad authority to stop cars and people for immigration questions. For example, … Continue reading

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The Hill: ACLU sues Homeland Security, Customs over ID check on domestic flight

The Hill: ACLU sues Homeland Security, Customs over ID check on domestic flight by Lydia Wheeler:

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CA5: Thumping a spare tire on PC wasn’t an unreasonable search

“Here, the agent articulated several observations which, based on his eight years of experience at this [immigration] checkpoint, indicated that the truck’s spare tire contained contraband. Viewing this testimony in the light most favorable to the Government, and giving due … Continue reading

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