Saturday, December 8, 2007
Quick: lets say there's a bus that caters to an immigrant community, like one of those east coast chinatown-to-chinatown buses or a bus that caters to mexican immigrants. the cops know about the bus and one day decide to do a trumped up stop for a busted tail-light. Conveniently (planned), immigration enforcement agents are waiting in the wings and get on the bus and go one by one, asking for all the passengers' papers. Several passengers cannot produce ID and they are eventually charged criminally with illegal entry to the United States.
Question: Is there a defense arising from the way the defendants were intercepted?