Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Teach Your Children: Teacher refuses to answer Border Patrol questions at checkpoint


News from San Diego.  Middle school teacher Shane Parmely was detained for over an hour by Border Patrol agents at a checkpoint in New Mexico because she refused to answer a question about whether she was a U.S. citizen.

Parmely’s family helped her film the incident, which she posted Friday evening on her Facebook account. Parmely told Border Patrol agents that she believed she did not have to answer their questions. One agent showed her a card listing immigration law and a Supreme Court case decision that give Border Patrol agents the authority to operate checkpoints within 100 miles of the border and to ask questions about citizenship without warrants.

“Enforcing racist laws perpetuates institutional racism,” Parmely added in a Facebook comment. “I’m sick of helping perpetuate racist laws just because I’m not inconvenienced by them.”

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Protecting the borders is necessary, proper and not racist.

Posted by: Ben Frank | Jul 25, 2017 12:54:57 PM

So as a teacher, if one of her students was to be late to class, and she asked him or her why, him or her could refuse to answer. in fact it would be racist to ask the question. What is this California teacher teaching her students? You got it! It's O.K. to challenge authority.

Posted by: Jim | Jul 26, 2017 2:11:56 PM

This gives no information as to, legally, which side was correct. Was it a flexing of the border patrol and correct questioning of legality by the teacher, or was the border patrol correctly upholding the Supreme Court ruling and the teacher not following the law?

Posted by: Kyle | May 25, 2019 4:58:53 AM

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