Rogier Van Bakel on His Family's Mistreatment by Border Officials


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Abuses and shenanigans by U.S. border agents are nothing new, but for Rogier Van Bakel, it turned personal. Returning to the United States at a border crossing in Maine, he and his young daughters were hassled, briefly detained, and ultimately released only when he agreed to delete a recording of the incident.

The reason they were given for their mistreatment? "Because."