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Old 08-16-2011, 08:54 AM
 
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Immigration searches on public transportation sites are not well publicized. Border patrol agents generally protect the border or coastline. But, Steve Cribby, spokesperson for U. S. Customs and Border Protection, says agents have the authority to conduct immigration checks in public places. And checks on Greyhound buses and Amtrak are meant to disrupt human smuggling activities into the country’s interior, he said.
(http://www.sacbee.com/2011/08/15/3838403/undocumented-immigrations-may.html - broken link)
These checks help reduce illegal activity & help catch people who enter the country illegally.
I am glad there is some effort beyond the border.

At the same time do ID checks affect citizens?
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:55 AM
 
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PAPERS PLEASE!

Yeah, horrible idea.

Oh, and I'm sure no racial profiling will be involved, right?
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:26 AM
 
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These checks help reduce illegal activity & help catch people who enter the country illegally.
I am glad there is some effort beyond the border.

At the same time do ID checks affect citizens?
Everyone should be checked, including citizens. How do they know who is who without checking everyone?
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:46 AM
 
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Everyone should be checked, including citizens. How do they know who is who without checking everyone?
You don't see a problem with demanding papers from people on a regular basis inside the country?
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:58 AM
 
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Everyone should be checked, including citizens. How do they know who is who without checking everyone?

LOL. Oh wow. I know of one other place that thought this was a great idea. How did that work out for them?
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:18 AM
 
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PAPERS PLEASE!

Yeah, horrible idea.

Oh, and I'm sure no racial profiling will be involved, right?
Everyone's documents are checked prior to entering an airline terminal. I've been checked everytime on domestic flights. Yeah, I must have been profiled being Hispanic.

What makes this any different?
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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LOL. Oh wow. I know of one other place that thought this was a great idea. How did that work out for them?
Israel appears to be holding it's own.
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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Everyone's documents are checked prior to entering an airline terminal. I've been checked everytime on domestic flights. Yeah, I must have been profiled being Hispanic.

What makes this any different?

Well they are Border Patrol agents and not Amtrak ticket checkers for starters.
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:25 AM
 
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Well they are Border Patrol agents and not Amtrak ticket checkers for starters.
...BPA who are making random checks unlike the ticket checkers whose job it is day in and day out to check tickets.

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Between October 2010 and May 2011, immigration agents in Florida arrested around 2,900 undocumented immigrants. That includes arrests made on public transportation, apprehensions through routine highway stops and drug cases.
Should Law Enforcement in FL stop making routine highway stops? You wouldn't want them apprehending an undocumented, uninsured, unlicensed driver, would you?
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:30 AM
 
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Well, so far none of your responses to rhymetime (whom you quoted) address his question of:

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Oh, and I'm sure no racial profiling will be involved, right?
You've tried with "I get ID'd at the airport" - fail
You've tried to equate it with traffic stops where a person actually did something wrong first - fail

How are these Border Patrol agents deciding who to check for immigration status? Keep in mind this is going on in states and areas bordering Mexico.
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