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Greyhound to stop allowing immigration checks on buses

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Posted at 4:36 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 18:36:19-05

SEATTLE (AP) — Greyhound, the nation's largest bus company, says it will stop allowing Border Patrol agents without a warrant to board its buses to conduct routine immigration checks.

The company announced the change Friday, one week after The Associated Press reported on a leaked Border Patrol memo confirming that agents can't board private buses without the consent of the bus company.

Greyhound had previously insisted that even though it didn't like the immigration checks, it had no choice under federal law but to allow them.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which includes the Border Patrol, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.