Defending Civil Liberties at the Border

The U.S. Constitution Under Siege in the Government's 100-Mile Border Zone

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Millions of people who live and work along our nation's borders—from New York to Arizona, Washington State to Texas—are living in increasingly militarized areas where they are stopped, harassed and treated in ways the U.S. Constitution does not permit.

The growing militarization of the border regions under our nation's largest law enforcement agency – Customs and Border Protection (CBP)—is assaulting our rights and creating a zone where CBP acts as a "Constitution-free agency." In a massive area of the country, people are routinely stopped, interrogated and even searched without a warrant or any suspicion of any wrongdoing, in violation of the Constitution.

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