Fed Keep Secret Database for This
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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It is unfortunate that so many reporters in the US have become advocates in lieu of reporters. As they have been advocating illegal activities, the government is correct to investigate them. Reporters may have a special place in American society, but criminal activity forfeits that place.
Cannot understand how anyone can call the illegal gangs attacking our county “unfounded hystria” even now we are having to deal with many old diseases due to these people