Over Memorial Day weekend, U.S. Customs and Border Protection set up a checkpoint in the northern New Hampshire town of Columbia–that’s about 25 miles from the U.S.-Canada border.
But over the last few years, CPB has set up checkpoints much further South. In fact, as we’ve reported, federal agents are allowed to set up immigration checkpoints within 100 miles of any U.S. border, a zone that includes almost all of New England. For the first time in 10 years, at the start of May, a stop was set up in Vermont.
VPR’s John Dillon joins us now to discuss what happened at that stop.