The free Republic of the United States of America, as of 2pm ET today ,was home to 305 million 482 thousand plus, and counting, citizens. All of them endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights etc.,subject to and protected by the US constitution. Unfortunately, for those living within 100 miles of any US border, a full two-thirds of the population, constitutional protections such as the right to be free from random searches do not apply, or rather apply at the discretion of Border Patrol and may be suspended at will.
ACLU blog reports
Using data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, the ACLU
determined that nearly 2/3 of the entire US population (197.4 million people)
live within 100 miles of the US land and
The government is assuming extraordinary powers to stop
and search individuals within
zone. This is not
just about the
border: This "
Constitution-Free Zone" includes most of the nation's largest metropolitan