CBP Chief Admits Officers 'Overzealous'; Critics Say Iranians And Others Targeted

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The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection made a surprising admission this week about the agency's Seattle field office. Last month, officers at a border crossing there pulled aside hundreds of Iranian-Americans — including U.S citizens and green card holders — and held them for hours. "In that specific office," acting CBP commissioner Mark Morgan said at a briefing with reporters in Washington, "leadership just got a little overzealous." At the time, tensions with Iran were rising after the U.S. air strike that killed a top Iranian general. And field offices had been told to be vigilant. But Morgan says they were not instructed to hold and question everyone from Iran. "That was not in line with our direction. And so that was immediately...

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CBP Chief Admits Officers 'Overzealous'; Critics Say Iranians And Others Targeted

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