Traces of Reality Radio: “Checkpoints Revisited and Tyranny Defined” (Ep.05)

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Episode 05: “Checkpoints Revisited and Tyranny Defined” (2012.08.11)

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By far the most important edition of TORradio to date, this broadcast will answer the critics and settle the argument: What are you required to say or do at an internal DHS/CBP checkpoint? Is it unlawful to resist or not answer any questions? Are these federal agents exceeding their authority?  This episode of Traces of Reality Radio will answer these questions, with the help of our guest Ben Winograd, Staff Attorney for the American Immigration Council based in Washington, D.C.

On this broadcast we will also explore the word “tyranny” – what it means and how it relates to the issues we face today as a nation.


Ben Winograd: Staff Attorney, Immigration Policy Center, American Immigration Council in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Winograd specializes in issues regarding immigration policy, immigration law, including relevant court cases and federal statutes and regulations.


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