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Customs and Border Protection Gains an Extra Layer of Secrecy

By Ken Klippenstein

By gaining a “security agency” designation, the border police can further shield themselves from public view.

On Friday, the Trump administration quietly designated the entire Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency, which polices US borders, as a “Security Agency,” according to an internal memo obtained by The Nation. This follows repeated attempts by federal immigration authorities to dramatically expand their reach in recent years.

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