Border Patrol Denies Reports of Orders to Detain Iranians

Border Patrol has strongly denied claims that they were ordered to detain Iranians at the border.

According to The Hill:

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials released a statement Sunday evening denying reports circulating on social media claiming Iranian Americans were being detained by CBP authorities at a border crossing in Blaine, Wash.

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“Social media posts that CBP is detaining Iranian-Americans and refusing their entry into the U.S. because of their country of origin are false,” CBP spokesman Mike Friel said in a statement.

“Reports that DHS/CBP has issued a related directive are also false,” he added.

A CBP official confirmed that border crossings have been subjected to increased security measures as a standard response to the increased threat environment caused by heightened tensions with Iran and stressed that longer wait times were an unintended consequence for some travelers.

The false statement went viral among Democrats and sympathizers without any facts proving this order existed.

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