Video: San Diego Teacher Detained After Refusing to Tell Border Patrol Agent in New Mexico Whether She Is U.S. Citizen
A San Diego middle school teacher and her two children were detained at an immigration checkpoint in New Mexico last week after she refused to tell Border Patrol agents whether she was a U.S. citizen, in an incident that garnered national attention after videos of the tense encounter went viral.
With cellphone in hand, one of Shane Parmely’s children started recording from the back seat of their vehicle as the mother approached the inland checkpoint. She was subsequently stopped by a male agent who asked whether she and her children were citizens, according to video posted to her Facebook page last Friday. Are we crossing a border?” a surprised Parmely responded.“No,” he said. “Are you United States citizens?” “Are we crossing a border?” Parmely repeated. “I’ve never been asked if I’m a citizen before when I’m traveling down the road.” The exchange continued, with Parmely telling him she didn’t think she had to answer his questions. The agent then takes out a card listing immigration laws and Supreme Court cases, showing her that agents have the authority to operate such checkpoints within 100 miles of the U.S. border. “I’m passing (on) a federally-funded highway, driving, minding my own business. And I get pulled over and asked if I’m a citizen,” she remarked amid the lengthy exchange.#notmypresident #immigration #resist #racism #impeachtrump #lockhimup #dumptrump #maga #trump#donaldtrump #fucktrump #trumpsucks