The nation's largest bus company, Greyhound, on Friday said they would no longer allow Border Patrol agents without warrants to board buses and conduction immigration checks, the Associated Press reported. Before this policy was put into place, the company said they had to comply with Immigration and Customs Enforcement because of federal laws.
Greyhound cited safety concerns as their reason for making the sudden change.
“Our primary concern is the safety of our customers and team members, and we are confident these changes will lead to an improved experience for all parties involved,” the company said in a statement.
Now that Greyhound has made their stance known, conservatives are calling for a boycott.
The fact that @GreyhoundBus will stop allowing border patrol to do immigration checks on buses for those in the US illegally is absurd.The day we start protecting those who Violate our laws over the safety of those who Abide by our laws is a sad day for America. #SayNOtoGreyhound— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) February 22, 2020
Acting Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli called on others to join him.
"It's a sad day to see something like this, and hopefully #BoycottGreyhound will pick up," Cuccinelli said Saturday on Fox News. "This is not something they talked to us about before they made their public comment. So for us, it's ultimately about how we can all work together and the effectiveness of our law enforcement efforts."
Cuccinelli said he is currently working with the company to get them to reverse their policy change.