February 13, 2012
For years we have known that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been has been aggressively conducting transportation raids on Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses many miles away from the border. Back in 2008 we organized with families who were targeted for deportation after riding on Amtrak and Greyhound to hold the travel companies accountable for taking passengers money and not warning them that they may be interrogated, arrested and detained by immigration officials. In 2011, we had a breakthrough in highlighting CBP's unconstitutional practices including engaging in racial profiling and overstepping their jurisdiction, leading to increased deportations and the shattering of many families. To read the report, press and history of our work organizing against CBP click read more.