Laredo Sector BP Agents Detain Trucker for 19 Days Without Charge

Reason Magazine has just published a disturbing story about a trucker who was recently illegally detained for 19 days without charges by Border Patrol agents at a roadblock North of Laredo, TX. See:

Detained for 19 Days: Immigration Checkpoint Refusal Gone Wrong

The trucker, who is a naturalized U.S. Citizen, exercised his right not to answer investigatory questions at the roadblock and was promptly removed by force from his vehicle and unlawfully detained for nearly three weeks before being released without charges.  This is a recurring theme in the Laredo Sector and, other than the length of the detention, mimics events from another recent assault at a Laredo Sector roadblock. See:

The ‘Green Monster’ Attacks Truck Driver in Texas

I note again that the Laredo Sector is under the operational control of Chief Patrol Agent Robert L. Harris and his command staff depicted below:

LaredoSectorChiefs[Deputy Chief Marcos Garcia, Deputy Patrol Agent in Charge Thomas A. Kuhns, Chief Patrol Agent Robert L. Harris, Special Operations Supervisor Lonnie Rodriguez, Special Operations Supervisor Thomas Diaz-De Leon]

As such, Harris is ultimately responsible for these acts and should be held fully accountable for policies & practices in his sector that violate the rights of the American people. Contact information for CBP’s Laredo Sector is located below:

Contact Information: Phone Number – (956) 764-3200; Sector Headquarters Mailing Address – 207 W. Del Mar Blvd., Laredo, TX 78041

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