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Greyhound to Stop Immigration Checks by Border Patrol; #BoycottGreyhound Trends


#BoycottGreyhound began trending on Twitter after a shock announcement last Friday.

Greyhound will no longer allow immigration checks on any of its buses. 

You read that right: Greyhound will not allow the border patrol to do its job.

The only exception will be if the border patrol agents have a warrant.

The backlash on Twitter was fierce.

See some of the responses below:

Greyhound is the largest bus company in the United States.

It is common for border patrol agents to inquire about immigration status up to 100 miles from the southern border.

Greyhound is required by federal law to allow searches.

Now, the company has reached out to the Department of Homeland Security saying it no longer complies with the searches.

The Associated Press was the first to break the news:

Greyhound, the nation’s largest bus company, said Friday it will stop allowing Border Patrol agents without a warrant to board its buses to conduct routine immigration checks.

The company’s announcement came one week after The Associated Press reported on a leaked Border Patrol memo confirming that agents can’t board private buses without the consent of the bus company. Greyhound had previously insisted that even though it didn’t like the immigration checks, it had no choice under federal law but to allow them.

In an emailed statement, the company said it would notify the Department of Homeland Security that it does not consent to unwarranted searches on its buses or in areas of terminals that are not open to the public — such as company offices or any areas a person needs a ticket to access.

Greyhound said it would provide its drivers and bus station employees updated training regarding the new policy, and that it would place stickers on all its buses clearly stating that it does not consent to the 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,” the statement said.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which includes the Border Patrol, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

People are sick and tired of sanctuary cities.

Now we have to deal with sanctuary buses, too?

Janita Broadderick had some harsh words.

The calls to #BoycottGreyhound picked up steam on Twitter after acting Deputy Homeland Secretary Ken Cuccinelli called for a boycott of the company himself.

Cuccinelli appeared on Fox News to call for the boycott.

The Blaze has more details on his appearance:

Acting Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli is calling for a boycott of Greyhound after the bus company announced last week it would stop cooperating with federal immigration enforcement.

In a shock announcement last Friday, Greyhound announced that "it would notify the Department of Homeland Security that it does not consent to unwarranted searches on its buses or in areas of terminals that are not open to the public."

The transportation company cited customer and employee safety as the reason for the surprising change.

"It's a sad day to see something like this, and hopefully #BoycottGreyhound will pick up," Cuccinelli said Saturday on Fox News.

"This is not something they talked to us about before they made their public comment. So for us, it's ultimately about how we can all work together and the effectiveness of our law enforcement efforts," he explained.

You can watch Ken Cuccinelli's appearance on Fox News below:

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