Greyhound, the largest bus company in America, said that it will no longer allow U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents to board their buses to conduct routine immigration checks without a warrant. Greyhound has been under pressure to change their policy but maintained they had no choice but to allow the checks under federal law.
That changed following a recent report from the Associated Press about a leaked Border Patrol memo that stated agents are not allowed to board private buses without consent from the bus company.
Greyhound said they will notify the Department of Homeland Security the company does not consent to warrantless searches on any of its buses. The bus company said they will train their drivers and station employees on the new policy and place stickers on buses and at terminals stating they do not consent to warrantless searches.
“Our primary concern is the safety of our customers and team members, and we are confident these changes will lead to an improved experience for all parties involved,” Greyhound said in a statement.
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