That anywhere within 100 miles of the border means that agents can demand pretty much anyone in Florida on a bus to show proof of citizenship. Do you carry your papers with you everywhere you go? I sure as hell don’t…. nor should I have to within my own country.
Jenny Jarvie reports:
The two uniformed U.S. Border Patrol agents clambered aboard a Greyhound bus in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and instructed passengers to show proof of citizenship.
“This is new?” a woman on the bus from Orlando to Miami asked fellow passengers as agents questioned another woman several seats in front of them. “You ridden on the bus before?”
“Yeah,” another passenger replied. “A police officer is not even allowed to ask for immigration papers.… You have no right to stop me and ask me for ID.”
Minutes later, the agents escorted the woman they had been questioning off the bus.
Read more on the Los Angeles Times.