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Just 1.3% of Border Patrol arrests in Michigan connected to illegal border crossings


  1. joplin
    Some highlights from the FAQ (because the actual document is 50 pages long):

    Some highlights from the FAQ (because the actual document is 50 pages long):

    CBP claims the entire state of Michigan falls within this 100-mile zone because it defines each of the Great Lakes as an international waterway, thus asserting the right to measure its 100-mile jurisdiction beginning at each lake shore. For example, this includes Lake Michigan, even though it does not share a shoreline with Canada.

    As a result of its expansive interpretation of what constitutes the 100-mile zone, CBP claims that no place in Michigan is beyond its reach.

    Border Patrol engages in blatant racial profiling.

    People of Latin American origin are the primary target.

    One-third of those stopped are U.S. citizens.

    Border Patrol is apprehending people who are U.S. citizens (more than 33%) and are documented (13 percent).

    Border Patrol is arresting people who, overwhelmingly, are established, long- term residents of Michigan.
    The average length of residency in the U.S. since the last recorded date of entry was 7.36 years.
    More than 33% of people identified as deportable have children who are American citizens.

    Border Patrol is not focused on the border and claim the authority to conduct warrantless searches anywhere in the state of Michigan. The agency arrested only a miniscule number of people as they attempted to enter the U.S. from Canada. Only 1.3% of cases in Border Patrol’s records involved people attempting to enter the U.S. without authorization from Canada.
    Whatever people of color do when driving near a Border Patrol vehicle is used as a pretext to pull them over.
    Speaking Spanish, and even a person appearing “Hispanic” leads to investigation and arrest.
    Border Patrol operates in Michigan with the help of state and local law enforcement agencies.

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