The Constitution Is Suspended 100 Miles Into The US
April 18, 2014 12:21 AM   Subscribe

US Immigration and Customs officials can detain and forcibly search even US citizens up to 100 miles from the border. Forced cavity searches are allowed and even a Latin US Congressperson is "regularly detained.".
posted by blankdawn (1 comment total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Hey, please get in touch to clear up the Latin US Congressperson is "regularly detained." bit, which is maybe a mistake and/or unclear, and we can edit and undelete. Thanks. -- taz

Lately absolutely gross violations have taken place in Texas and New Mexico as far as body-cavity searches go.
It's disgusting. It's behavior which does not befit a civilized nation, behavior our country has used at least in part to justify military action in other countries.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 12:31 AM on April 18, 2014 [2 favorites]

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