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Old 11-17-2017, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Of course, they can. And they do - -they ask for one's driver's license almost every time they stop a car.
I've never been asked to produce my driver's license at a checkpoint.
Never.

The agents ask if I am an America citizen, I say "yes" and they say "have a nice day."
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:57 AM
 
Location: In the reddest part of the bluest state
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They could set up a mobile one, but I think that the limit is 100 miles from the border.
At least in NM, I-40 is somewhere around 300 miles from the border.
Yes, I just read that, they can only be 100 miles from the border, but because they are already doing something in violation of the Constitution, nothing says they will follow the courts rules.
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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They could set up a mobile one, but I think that the limit is 100 miles from the border.
At least in NM, I-40 is somewhere around 300 miles from the border.
There are three temporary ones (sometimes inactive) in California that I know of.

-CA 78 south of Palo Verde
-CA 86 south of Mecca
-I-10 east of Coachella and west of Chiriaco Summit
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Old 11-17-2017, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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^^^THIS.
Are you people saying there are checkpoints or roadblocks on the interstates where traffic comes to a halt and drivers are checked for legal status? I have never heard of such. Seems that would create a giant cluster duck on our interstate system. Or are you spinning local roadblocks on state highways that check for drunk drivers, legal licensed and insured drivers and if the driver has any outstanding warrants into some sort of show me your papers or your being deported even if your here legally becasue Trump says so.
Yes, there are checkpoints on the highways in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California that do exactly that.

"The United States Border Patrol operates 71 traffic checkpoints, including 33 permanent traffic checkpoints, near the southern border of the United States."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United...or_checkpoints
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Old 11-17-2017, 11:01 AM
 
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I've never been asked to produce my driver's license at a checkpoint.
Never.

The agents ask if I am an America citizen, I say "yes" and they say "have a nice day."
Same. We were coming from south padre. We hit a checkpoint. They had us roll the window down and asked if we were Americans. We all said yes and they let us pass...


Meanwhile to the right. They had a bus filled of mexicans pulled out and being searched with dogs.
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Old 11-17-2017, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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You are talking about border patrol check points then. No I dont "get out" to those areas. I dont live in a border state. I-40 runs thru my back yard and I have never in 40 years seen a interstate checkpoint. Nor did I when I-75 or I-24.
Im wondering why traveling on I-10 or I-40 from Houston to Los Angles one would worry about check points. Seems these are done to check illegal border crossings.
Probably not an issue on I-40 but there is one on I-10 a few miles into New Mexico, after you leave Texas, on the west (California) bound side of the highway.
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Old 11-17-2017, 11:05 AM
 
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No they can't.
Eh, I don't know. Once you enter one of these checkpoints it's not exactly clear what rights you do and don't have.
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Old 11-17-2017, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Part of what is happening is there are people who maintain the police cannot ask for your identification unless you are being arrested. They are probably right, but I wouldn't challenge them myself. Search around, this is a strong movement at border control points away from the actual borders, and DWI checkpoints. A lawyer in Florida has gone so far as to have a site that tells how to show a denial to the police through your rolled up window. I don't know how this will work out for an immigration check point. Search around the net.
Fair DUI | Protect the innocent. Focus on education over punishment.
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Old 11-17-2017, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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I've never been asked to produce my driver's license at a checkpoint.
Never.

The agents ask if I am an America citizen, I say "yes" and they say "have a nice day."
So they're only trying to catch the illegals stupid enough to admit it?
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Old 11-17-2017, 11:20 AM
 
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No they can't.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Border_search_exception

The border patrol uses the above exception within the 100 miles of the border. They stop every vehicle and randomly search whoever they want. There is no probable cause to simply be driving on a US interstate.
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