This was a critical question for me this past week. I was crossing the border into the US after delivering donations and was sent to Secondary. Not an unusual occurrence due to random checks. That is where the usual stopped, in secondary I was asked to step out of the box truck and turn around and put my hands behind my back. I was handcuffed, taken to detention, searched and shackled to a bench with no explanation.
What are your rights in this situation?
Luckily, I was being trained to be an ACLU ambassador and the knowledge I had provided comfort even when all of my rights seemed to be taken away.
UUFSD will be holding a Know Your Rights workshop in September. Attend so that you too can have some comfort in these times of chaos.
Kathy Faller, ACLU ambassador for Knowing Your Rights