As Congress looks to significantly boost funding for the U.S. Border Patrol as part of a new immigration bill, our friends at the Center for Investigative Reporting look at the impact of the police buildup at a West Texas checkpoint. The Sierra Blanca checkpoint along I-10 was set up to catch major traffickers and immigrants who entered the country illegally. But the checkpoint now busts thousands of unsuspecting Americans a year for low-level drug possession – including some famous musicians.
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