A middle school teacher was detained for over an hour by U.S. Border Patrol agents, after she refused to comply with their "citizenship check," when driving through New Mexico — inside the United States — far from the Mexican border.
Shane Parmely, a teacher at Bell Middle School in San Diego, refused to answer when she was asked by a border patrol agent if she was a "citizen." She told ABC 10 that she did not comply with the officers to protest the fact that border agents have been unjustly targeting and profiling Latino drivers.
When Parmely pulled up to the checkpoint, in a car with her two children, one of the officers demanded to know if they were citizens.
"Citizens?" the agent barked.
"Are we crossing a border?" Parmely responded.