8.03.2010

"Crabby locals" resent intrusive Border Patrol presence



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Over the past four years, the U.S. Border Patrol has grown by two-thirds, from 12,000 to 20,000 agents, and while Border Patrol agents say they only ask motorists questions about their citizenship, some people report the questioning can go far beyond that, and say traffic stops and checkpoints have become intrusive.

They also say many of the Border Patrol's new recruits are failing to make any effort to integrate themselves into the communities in which they work, with the result that understanding and cooperation between agents and locals is limited.

See the Tuscon Sentinel's report on "crabby locals" here.

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