Article from Reason by Joe Setyon.

Remember the unfounded hysteria over the migrant caravans making their way toward America’s border last year? Well, the U.S. government came up with a constitutionally questionable way to address it. KNSD has obtained leaked Department of Homeland Security (DHS) documents showing that the feds created a secret list of journalists covering the caravan, at least one U.S.-based immigration attorney, activists, “organizers,” “instigators,” and others.

The list has 59 names, mainly American citizens. Ten reporters were included in the database, seven of them U.S. citizens.

For the most part, inclusion on the list has meant additional questioning from Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents at the border as part of a “secondary screening.” During that screening, journalists and lawyers say, they are “told that they are being interviewed as part of a national security investigation and that they must give officers access to their cell phones,” NBC reports.

For some, it meant alerts were placed on their passports. At least three photojournalists could not get into Mexico as a result, KNSD says.

Read the entire article at Reason.

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