ABA Responds to ACLU on Reported Actions by Border Patrol Agents on Motorcoaches

After complaints about border patrol agents stopping Greyhound buses to search for unauthorized immigrants, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is contacting motorcoach operators and asking them to stop the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers from legally coming into bus terminals and boarding buses and asking customers and passengers for evidence of citizenship.

It is ABA’s policy to cooperate with law enforcement officials who are lawfully fulfilling their duties and not ask drivers and personnel to resist legal searches.

ABA’s counsel, Rick Schweitzer, has prepared an ABA policy statement as well as a letter that was sent to the ACLU.  

Click here to view the ABA policy statement. 

Click here to view the letter sent to the ACLU. 

About the American Bus Association

The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.

Contact

Melanie Hinton, Director of Communications & Media Relations, ABA
Office: (202) 218-7220
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