Press reports that the El Paso Border Patrol, which has responsibility for parts of New Mexico and Texas, has temporarily closed its inland highway checkpoints. It has redeployed its checkpoint agents to the border to process and transport asylum seekers. [ID #385]
March 25, 2019
"The Border Patrol for decades has operated a series of checkpoints within 100 miles of the border, usually on major highways. Most motorists pass through after a cursory citizenship question, but agents occasionally pull motorists over for more in-depth questioning. The primary use of the checkpoints in recent years has been drug seizures."
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