WOODSTOCK, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says 13 people were arrested at the most recent checkpoint set up over the weekend in northern New Hampshire.
WMUR-TV reports the people were charged with immigration violations at the Woodstock checkpoint staffed Sunday by Border Patrol agents.
A DHS statement says that at checkpoints, agents may question a vehicle’s occupants about their citizenship, place of birth, and request proof of immigration status.
Agents are allowed to set up such checkpoints within 100 miles of the border. The Woodstock location is about 90 miles from the Canadian border.
Earlier this month a New Hampshire judge suppressed evidence against more than a dozen people who were charged with drug possession after being stopped and searched by border agents last summer in northern New Hampshire.