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May 14, 2012
'Zero tolerance' border policy praised, doubted

'Zero tolerance' border policy praised, doubted

The zero-tolerance zone for Operation Streamline has been extended to include all 210 miles of the Del Rio sector and other stretches of Mexico's border with the United States. (AP Photo)
A "nightmare" for the due process?
October 30, 2011
US northern border checks scaled back

US northern border checks scaled back

Routine bus, train and airport checks typically involved agents milling about and questioning people who appeared suspicious. Critics said the tactic violated travelers' civil liberties. (AP Image) Ordered to stop
October 16, 2011
Vt. trooper correct to detain immigrants

Vt. trooper correct to detain immigrants

A traffic stop and a subsequent protest prompted Gov. Peter Shumlin to ask whether Vermont State Police followed "bias-free" policing policies. Reported to Border Patrol

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