Category Archives: Immigration checkpoints

CA5: Immigration stop was short and then justified being extended by RS

“The less-than-three-minute immigration stop was sufficiently brief under the Fourth Amendment …, and Escobar’s nervous and evasive behavior, unusual responses to lawful questions, and provision of a suspicious bill of lading gave agents sufficient reasonable suspicion to extend the stop. … Continue reading

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Slate: Greyhound Says It’s Keeping Drivers Safe by Allowing CBP Searches. The Drivers Disagree.

Slate: Greyhound Says It’s Keeping Drivers Safe by Allowing CBP Searches. The Drivers Disagree. by Jeremy Stahl: They’re calling out the company for claiming the policy is about drivers’ “safety.”

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E.D.Mich.: 2255 IAC challenge to warrant completely contradicted by record of conviction and appeal [this was farfetched]

Defendant’s 2255 Fourth Amendment/Sixth Amendment ineffectiveness challenge completely contradicts the position taken in the district court and his admissions before conviction and on appeal. Defense counsel couldn’t be ineffective for not coming up with that. United States v. Fonville, 2019 … Continue reading

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CA5: Courts don’t scutinize the words CBP officers use at immigration checkpoints for Rodriguez purposes

At an immigration checkpoint stop, courts will not scrutinize the specific words the officers use to question people about their status, as in “can I see your face” to match it to a picture? Rodriguez doesn’t quite control, and that … Continue reading

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NYT: An American Citizen Is Released From Immigration Custody After Nearly a Month

NYT: An American Citizen Is Released From Immigration Custody After Nearly a Month by Manny Fernandez

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The Atlantic: The Stuff of Dystopian Nightmare

The Atlantic: The Stuff of Dystopian Nightmare by Garrett Epps: ACLU lawyers have stopped border agents from demanding ID after domestic flights.

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USA Today: Customs officers barred from randomly checking papers on domestic flights

USA Today: Customs officers barred from randomly checking papers on domestic flights by Alan Gomez:

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NBC: Border Patrol searches have increased on Greyhound, other buses far from border

NBC: Border Patrol searches have increased on Greyhound, other buses far from border by Adiel Kaplan and Vanessa Swales:

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NPR: Federal Agents Board Buses 100 Miles From Border To Ask, Are You A US Citizen?

NPR: Federal Agents Board Buses 100 Miles From Border To Ask, Are You A US Citizen? by Samantha Raphelson:

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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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