What are my rights at an immigration checkpoint within the US?
March 7, 2013 7:52 AM Subscribe
of people refusing to answer questions at immigration checkpoints within the US--not at borders--was the subject of a bOINGbOING post, but it's not clear to me what my actual rights are and what the proper behavior is, if, indeed, I have the right to refuse to cooperate.
posted by tippiedog to law & government (3 answers total)
I live in Texas, though I rarely go close enough to the border to encounter these checkpoints (though I have encountered them in the past). I would like to know my legal rights, but the video doesn't spell that out. I would like to decline to cooperate if I have the legal right, but I don't want to come across as douchey as some of the people in the video. I would like to know the proper wording and procedure to follow, if I can legally decline.
I know that you are not my lawyer (YANML?), but some authoritative sounding advice would be nice.