New Lawsuit Targets U.S. Government Over Searches at Border Points

A new lawsuit is targeting the U.S. government over searches at border points.

Michigan-based immigrant and civil rights groups say the zone where border agents can conduct warrantless searches to prevent illegal entry is too broad.

The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center and American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed the federal lawsuit Wednesday.

As it stands now, agents have the power to check anyone within 100 miles of an international border, or one of the Great Lakes.

That’s the entire state of Michigan.

Border officials did not comment.