LAS CRUCES (KRQE) – An unusual border checkpoint was set up in New Mexico Wednesday. This one was set up by the ACLU.
The group set up camp on Interstate 25 between Hatch and Las Cruces near the official border patrol checkpoint.
Their goal to let people know their rights at the border patrol checks and learn of any problems.
“These checkpoints were designed as immigration checks but hear from community just going to work school trip running errands more questions or more invasive searches for example, doesn’t seem serving purpose of just immigration checks,” said Vicki Gaubeca, Director Regional Center for Border Rights.
The ACLU says they’ve heard a lot of stories of racial profiling and believes the border patrol requires more oversight and accountability.
The ACLU plans to do more of their checkpoints in the future.