ACLU Urging ICE to Stop Immigration Raids at Greyhound Bus Depots

Do you have a constitutional right to privacy at a bus station or on a public bus?  

News Radio 1200 WOAI says that's the latest battleground between immigrant rights activists and the Trump Administration over stepped up arrests and deportations of illegal immigrants.

American Civil Liberties Union attorney Adrianna Pinon says the ACLU has written a letter to Greyhound Bus Lines, urging them not to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, when they attempt to round up illegals at bus stops or board buses.

"The basis for who gets pulled out of the bus, detained, and arrested, does seem to be based, alarmingly, on racial profiling," Pinon told News Radio 1200 WOAI.

The debate mirrors one last year involving Motel 6, which was alleged to be giving names of Latino guests to immigration officials so they could check them against a database of people in the U.S. illegally.

Pinon says this latest escalation of arrests at Greyhound depots is 'racial profiling.'"Greyhound does have a Fourth Amendment right to decline these searchers and the boarding of buses," she said.

Not only is bus travel cheaper, it also involves far less scrutiny of the passengers, who are not checked by TSA and do not have to prove their identity to get on a bus, which makes it a more convenient mode of travel for people in the U.S. illegally.

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