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4:09 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

U.S. Senate narrows area for Border Patrol checkpoints

A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent keeps watch at a checkpoint station, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Falfurrias, Texas.
Eric Gay Associated Press

The U.S. Senate wants to put a stop to Border Patrol checkpoints and warrantless searches taking place far from the border with Canada. The policy change was included in an amendment to the larger immigration overhaul being debated this week. It pleases civil liberties and immigrant advocates, but concerns frontline Border Patrol agents.

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