“It is very difficult to win a case challenging searches at the border. Border Patrol officials have broad authority at ports of entry,” I said in a recent article on time.com. “Courts have often ruled against citizens alleging that their constitutional rights have been violated at the border. Only the most egregious cases are likely to win.”
“It’s very unusual — almost unprecedented — that ICE would arrest an asylum applicant who is at a U.S.C.I.S. office waiting for their asylum interview,” I said in an article by The New York Times. Read the full story here.
I spoke with Phillip O’Driscoll of Central New York’s Spectrum News about the recent ICE arrest in Ithaca.
Unfortunately, cases like this one are not uncommon, and there are a variety of ways by which ICE can act on its own to arrest someone even if they do live in a sanctuary city.