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Are you living in the constitution free zone?

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Using data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, the ACLU has determined that nearly 2/3 of the entire US population (197.4 million people) live within 100 miles of the US land and coastal borders.

The government is assuming extraordinary powers to stop and search individuals within this zone. This is not just about the border: This " Constitution-Free Zone" includes most of the nation's largest metropolitan areas.

We urge you to call on Congress to hold hearings on and pass legislation to end these egregious violations of Americans' civil rights.

LEARN MORE

> Fact Sheet on Border "Constitution-free Zone"

> Border Security Technologies

> Remarks of Craig Johnson

> Constitution-Free Zone: The Numbers

ARE YOU LIVING IN THE CONSTITUTION FREE ZONE?

Click on your state in the map below to find out how many Americans are currently living with out full constitutional protection.

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In the News

"Public Meeting on Olympic Peninsula Border Patrol Checkpoints," KUOW News (National Public Radio,) November 3, 2008. Online>

"Homeland Security Assuming Broad Powers, Turning Vast Swaths of U.S. into “Constitution-Free Zone”," ACLU Blog of Rights, October 22, 2008. Online>

"ACLU Assails 100-Mile Border Zone as 'Constitution-Free'," Wired (Blog,) October 22, 2008. Online>

"Expanded Powers to Search Travelers at Border Detailed," The Washington Post, September 23, 2008. Online>

"Citizens' Border Crossings Tracked, Data From Checkpoints to be Kept for 15 years," The Washington Post, August 20, 2008. Online>

"Ferry worker denounces Anacortes patrol agent," Associated Press, June 19, 2008. Online>

"Checkpoint Sticks In Forks' Craw," The Seattle Times, March 21, 2007. Online>

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Maybe... Maybe not... I think I'm 100 miles from the nearest boarder... So I might be in that Gray area... or near it when it comes to New York State. I can't really tell where Oneonta falls on that map.


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