Border Patrol Demands ID from women for Speaking Spanish
Two American citizens were detained by a Border Patrol agent after he overheard them speaking Spanish among themselves. The incident occurred at a gas station in the small town of Havre, Montana as they were waiting in line to pay.
Ana Suda and her friend are both Mexican-Americans, born in the United States. The fact that two people are speaking Spanish (or any other foreign language) should not be sufficient reason to demand their ID. This incident was recorded by Ana Suda on her cellphone.
According to executive orders signed by the President in January 2017, Customs and Border Protection agents and officers have the authority to question individuals, make arrests, and take and request identification. It is recommended to always carry personal documentation anywhere in the US.
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