NBC: Border Patrol searches have increased on Greyhound, other buses far from border by Adiel Kaplan and Vanessa Swales:
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Mercedes Phelan was confused last April when Border Patrol agents boarded the Greyhound bus she was riding in Pennsylvania and asked her if she was a citizen.
Ten months later, when she says they asked the same thing on an Amtrak train in Syracuse, N.Y., she was mad.
“I was super angry because [they were] obviously profiling,” said Phelan, who is black, Puerto Rican and a United States citizen. “They literally skipped over every single white person.”