Border Patrol agents say U.S. northern border checks scaled back
Published 10/28/2011, Associated Press
The U.S. Border Patrol has quietly stopped its controversial practice of routinely searching buses, trains and airports for illegal immigrants at transportation hubs along the northern border and in the nation's interior, preventing agents from using what had long been an effective tool for tracking down people here illegally, The Associated Press has learned.Word count: 1340
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