Borders

ACLU Complaint: Border Patrol Routinely Violate Constitutional Rights of US Citizens Near Mexican Border

Just call them pro-lifers?

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Border Patrol agents at southern Arizona checkpoints routinely violate the constitutional rights of U.S. citizens with illegal searches and other actions despite the agency's mandate that stops be limited to immigration enforcement, according to a complaint filed Wednesday.

The letter from the American Civil Liberties Union to the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General seeks an investigation into 12 specific cases and a review of checkpoint policies to determine if agents are complying with constitutional guidelines.