Many liberals don’t seem to understand that to be in America, you have to have legal status, so when one snowflake teacher was stopped by Border Patrol at an immigration checkpoint, she had an outrageous reaction to being asked if she was a U.S. citizen.
While most people would simply say yes and move on, Shane Parmley did exactly the opposite, and pulled out a phone to record her ignorance for the world to see. She posted a series of videos to Facebook showing her self-inflicted misery, which she compared to Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on a bus, because entering the country illegally and being the victim of actual discrimination are the same, or something.
Parmley teaches art, theater, and English, but apparently she’s not up to snuff on her Constitutional studies or else she’d realize that Border Patrol is allowed to set up checkpoints within 100 miles of the border, according to a 1976 Supreme Court decision. When she was stopped by the agents at the legal checkpoint, she threw a hissy fit and claimed to be standing up for the rights of people who aren’t even supposed to be in the country.
From the Daily Mail:
Part #1 Being "detained". Basically, make sure you have a full tank of gas to keep your air conditioner running, some water and some snacks. I also recommend a pillow cuz this was a great place to take a nap. And they do have bathrooms in the cells where they hold people when they pull them out of their cars (my son got to use it).
Posted by Shane Parmely on Friday, July 21, 2017
In the first of five videos, a Border Patrol agent asks, ‘Citizens?’ as Parmely drives up to the stop with her window down.
She answers: ‘Are we crossing a border? I’ve never been asked if I’m a citizen before when I’m traveling down the road.’
After some back and forth between Parmely and the agent, who told her she had to answer his questions, she responded: ‘You can ask, but I don’t have to answer.’
‘You are required to answer an immigration question,’ he said. ‘You are not required to answer any other questions.’
She eventually asks if she can go or if she is being detained. He responds: ‘You are being detained, ma’am.’
The two go back and forth more before she asks: ‘So if I just come through and say, “Yes, I’m a citizen,” I can just go ahead?’
‘If the agent is justified by the answer, then yes,’ he responded.
‘So if I have an accent, and I’m brown, can I just say, “Yes,” and go ahead or do I have to prove it?
‘I have a bunch of teacher friends who are sick of their kids being discriminated against,’ she said.
He replied: ‘Ok, I’m not discriminating against anybody.’
To make their point, the agents detained Parmley and those with her for over an hour. Throughout the entire time she still refused to answer the simplest of questions – whether or not she’s a U.S. citizen – and they eventually let her go because there was no point in holding her.
According to the San Diego Union Tribune, Border Patrol spokesman Mark Endicott released the following statement in regards to Parmley’s encounter:
“Border Patrol checkpoints are a critical tool for the enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws.
“At a Border Patrol checkpoint, an agent may question a vehicle’s occupants about their citizenship, place of birth, and request document proof of immigration status, how legal status was obtained and make quick observations of what is in plain view in the interior of the vehicle.
“During the course of the immigration inspection, if an occupant refuses to answer an agent’s questions, the agent may detain the driver for a reasonable amount of time until he or she can make a determination regarding the occupant’s immigration status.”
So basically, Parmley was in the wrong as the Border Patrol has the authority to check immigration status along the border. That’s not to mention, attitudes like hers are what caused the deaths of 10 people in a human trafficking scheme over the weekend, since if illegals didn’t think they’d be protected by coming to the country, they wouldn’t sit in a sweltering truck to try to get into the country.