Greyhound Posts Passenger Rights When Dealing With Immigration Authorities
Immigrants rights activists have called on Greyhound this year to stop letting Border Patrol agents get on buses to search for undocumented immigrants, and the company has since taken new steps to make sure passengers know their rights.
California lawyers for a Phoenix-bound woman sued Greyhound in November, alleging the company violated the rights of paying customers, when a bus driver let Border Patrol agents question passengers.
Now Greyhound has added information to its website explaining people’s rights when dealing with immigration authorities. The page says customers have the right to remain silent. They also can refuse to have their belongings searched. And they can record video of federal agents.
A company spokesperson says similar notices are being posted in terminals nationwide. They also say Greyhound worked closely with the ACLU and other human rights groups to develop the changes.