Homeland Security Laptops
ACLU Claims Homeland Security is Illegally Seizing Laptops At Border
By Fox News Latino | 09/11/2013 - 16:31

People crossing into the United States do not just get their suitcases searched for potentially suspicious or dangerous contents.

Some people are also getting their laptops searched – and for no apparent reason, a civil rights group is alleging.

The American Civil Liberties Union said the documents released by the federal government on Monday suggest the Homeland Security Department seizes and searches electronic devices at the border without showing reasonable suspicion of a crime or getting a judge's approval.


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Border Crossing for Tourists
Small Town Takes Tourists on Simulated Border-Crossing Expedition
By Samantha Leal | 09/10/2012 - 09:45

Want to know what it's like illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border? You can experience a similar trek first-hand, for $18. El Alberto, Mexico has created a 'theme park' centered around border-crossing and has been running tours since 2004, reports the Huffington Post


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Raul Castro at Jan Brewer Inauguration in January 2011
Former Arizona Governor Held at Border Checkpoint
By Samantha Leal | 07/06/2012 - 17:00

Raul Castro, a 96-year-old former Arizona governor and U.S. diplomat, was held at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint in stifling heat after his pacemaker set off a radiation sensor. 

Castro, who was the first Hispanic governor of Arizona, says he wasn't mistreated, but that agents could have been more sensitive to his condition. Castro has said he was held for 40 to 45 minutes in 100-degree heat; the federal agency said it lasted 10 minutes.


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Carlos La Madrid, murder at border
Mom Suing Border Patrol Agent for Killing Her Son
By Samantha Leal | 06/13/2012 - 14:51

Such a tragedy: a 19-year-old man, Carlos La Madrid, was fatally shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent after he climbed a ladder on the U.S.-Mexico border fence in southeastern Arizona on March 21, 2011. The mother, Guadalupe Guerrero, is now suing the federal government and the agent who shot her son, Lucas Tidwell, saying that the act was “an appalling use of excessive force.”


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Racial Profiling in Traffic Stops
ACLU Sues Border Patrol for Racial Profiling at the Canadian Border
By Samantha Leal | 04/30/2012 - 16:12

Border problems… at the northern border? Yep. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint against the U.S. Border control after two Latinos and a black man were "unjustifiably" stopped in Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula, an area close to Canada, reports Reuters. The complaint was filed in Seattle on Thursday.


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