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Reports that CBP conducts transportation searches up to 100 air miles away from borders

  1. Date Announced

    Feb. 21, 2018

    CBP is increasingly engaging in warrantless searches in Florida, New York, New Hampshire, Texas, and Washington State up to 100 air miles away from the borders, including boarding Greyhound buses, according to the New York Times. [ID #307]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Feb. 21, 2018
  3. Subsequent Action

    February 22, 2020

    Greyhound Lines will no longer allow Border Patrol agents to conduct immigration checks on its buses without warrants, the company announced — one week after a leaked government memo revealed that agents could not board buses without consent. For memo, see

    Greyhound to Stop Allowing Border Patrol Agents on Its Buses Without Warrants
Status: Reported
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Border
Agencies Affected: CBP


Federal Agents Board Buses 100 Miles From Border To Ask, Are You A U.S. Citizen?

Widespread use of the practice. Other news outlets report Border Patrol agents boarding buses within the 100-mile zone.

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