North-of-the-Border Immigration Sweeps Draw Protests

U.S. Border Patrol sign in Temecula, Calif.

hide captionA roadside sign near the Southern California town of Temecula, about 60 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, reads: "U.S. Border Patrol Says Thank You for Your Support."

Mandalit del Barco, NPR

NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with NPR's Mandalit del Barco about the U.S. Border Patrol's recent roundup of undocumented immigrants, more than 100 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border. The sweeps are creating panic in some immigrant Latino communities, and activists are calling the operation racial profiling. Border Patrol officials say their officers are just doing their jobs.

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