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Truck Driver Arrested At Checkpoint For Refusing To Answer Questions


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According to the Laredo Morning Times, on Sunday morning, a truck driver was arrested at the Laredo North Station checkpoint on I-35 for refusing to answer a border patrol agent’s questions and for obstructing the flow of traffic.

Border patrol agents claim the truck driver approached the primary lane.  Agents asked the for his immigration status, but the driver refused to answer the agent’s questions.

The driver was then referred to a secondary inspection, to allow other traffic to be inspected.  The driver refused to move and turned off his truck, thus blocking the commercial vehicle lane.

The truck driver , a 37-year-old man from Laredo, was arrested and turned over to Homeland Security  for allegedly violating federal law that states, “Section 287 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and subsequent Supreme Court decisions have established the authority for United States Border Patrol checkpoints. Anyone impeding agents’ ability to carry out their duty of securing our nation’s borders, including their duty at checkpoints, will be subject to arrest and prosecution,” said Robert L. Harris, CBP Commander for the South Texas Campaign.

A slew of other drivers have also refused to answer questions but have been allowed to move forward.  What are your thoughts on this?



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