Border Patrol Website Lists Places Where Illegal Immigrants Can Go to Avoid Arrest

US Border Patrol Website
US Border Patrol Website

Illegal immigrants can learn how to avoid being detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection from a “how to” guide that is available on the agency’s website. The guide lists designated “safe zones” – areas where agents are not permitted to enter and enforce the law.

A “Frequently Asked Questions” section explains in detail what the Customs and Border Patrol’s parent agency, the Department of Homeland Security, considers safe zones for illegal immigrants.

  • Schools, such as known and licensed day cares, pre-schools and other early learning programs; primary schools; secondary schools; post-secondary schools up to and including colleges and universities; as well as scholastic or education-related activities or events, and school bus stops that are marked and/or known to the officer, during periods when school children are present at the stop;
  • Medical treatment and health care facilities, such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, accredited health clinics, and emergent or urgent care facilities;
  • Places of worship, such as churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples;
  • Religious or civil ceremonies or observances, such as funerals and weddings;
  • During public demonstration, such as a march, rally, or parade.
  • These types of policies undermine the mission of border enforcement by imposing rules on agents that they say leave them unable to do their jobs.

    Should people who break immigration laws be able to find a “safe haven” where they can’t be apprehended? Should such places help criminals or potential terrorists evade capture? You decide.

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