Greyhound Tests Trumps Willingness to Play Hardball

Greyhound Tests Trumps Willingness to Play Hardball

It’s become clear in recent months that immigration is one of the stickiest topics of President Trump’s administration. Since he sought election in 2016 until now, he has been persistent about making positive changes to our current immigration policies, making it harder for illegals to get in and keeping our civilian populations, as well as our economy safer. However, as we have seen, not everybody is happy about these changes.

For these people, typically those to the left of the political spectrum, Trump is nothing but a racist traitor who won’t give anybody but the rich a chance. In response, they have tried to take the law into their own hands. Several Democratic-run states, counties, and cities have denied being ruled by federal law and declared themselves ‘sanctuary’ areas, allowing illegals free run of the place and their people.

And now privately-owned companies are trying the same course of action.

Greyhound, one of the oldest and largest passenger bus companies in the nation, made a statement last week that it would no longer be allowing federal agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to check on the immigration and/or citizenship status of any of its passengers. According to the Associated Press, each bus will be outfitted with a sticker that lets these agencies know that they are not allowed on their buses without a warrant.

“The company said it would notify the Department of Homeland Security that it does not consent to unwarranted searches on its buses or in areas of terminals that are not open to the public – such as company offices or any areas a person needs a ticket to access.”

The Associated Press noted that this announcement was in response to a previously leaked memo from Border Patrol that stated agents are not allowed to board private buses unless they have permission from the company. And since Greyhound has made no secret of the fact that they don’t like immigration checks on their buses, they were all too happy to no longer allow them after finding out that they legally could.

It was also noted that the email in which the company’s statement was made said this new policy could only really be applied at “non-checkpoint locations.” This means that immigration checks can still be made at routine “checkpoints” like border crossings. So really, it just limits the checks a bit but doesn’t eliminate them entirely.

However, the idea still doesn’t sit well with me. I mean, Greyhound just made it highly more probable for illegal aliens and those of the criminal persuasion to simply buy a bus ticket and travel to anywhere in the US they want without repercussions.

That is if President Trump lets them get away with this move. He may likely have a few cards stuffed up his sleeve on how to handle this. And we’ve already seen him outmaneuver entire states on immigration policies before.

When New York Governor decided he would no longer allow the federal government, particularly the DHS, to access their DMV database, Trump’s administration denied the state’s citizens access to its Trusted Travelers programs.

And while some have claimed this as another example of the President carrying out quid pro quo scenarios, it has much more logical and business-like roots. You see, if the federal government does not have access to a state’s DMV information, it can no longer appropriately vet applicants of the Trusted Traveler programs, which relies on such data to decide if people can be trusted to safely travel throughout the nation and the world without putting others at risk.

Similarly, for companies like Greyhound to be allowed to travel from state to state, it needs a Motor Carrier Number or MCN, which is issued through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. It is the FMCSA’s job to give these numbers out only to companies who have proven that they are safe for their passengers, among other things.

Do you think a company that refuses to let the government check to see if illegal criminals are on board is safe for their passengers?

I don’t. And I’m betting Trump won’t either.

All it would take was a phone call to the FMCSA, and suddenly that Motor Carrier Number could be suspended. Greyhound would then only be legally permitted to run local in-state lines, essentially putting themselves out of business. And we all know Trump is more than capable of making such a call.


49 thoughts on “Greyhound Tests Trumps Willingness to Play Hardball

  1. Isn’t it bad enough that we have governments telling us that they won’t comply with federal rules and regs. that now private companies won’t either??
    When will it end? WE THE PEOPLE have elected officials to regulate the laws of the land, and now private companies are telling the government to pound sand! We must put an end to this unruliness. If greyhound wants to persue their program,then we need to tell greyhound to pound sand and boycot them as law abiding citizens. They have no right to tell the government that they don’t care about the rules of the land. BOYCOT!!!!

    1. “He may likely have a few cards stuffed up his sleeve on how to handle this. ” One of those cards better be a “get out of the constitution, free”, Regardless of how badly Trumpo wants to push others around, it is 100% UNCONSTITUTIONAL to conduct a search and seizure raid without having a warrant issued for probable cause.

      Little by little he’s being shown that he’s NOT “The great and powerful Oz” and just because he wishes it, doesn’t make it so. The Tea Baggers will also learn eventually.

      1. You should remember that Greyhound is a very large CARRIER OF PACKAGES AND FREIGHT and wouldn’t it be a boon for the Drug Cartels if they could have fewer worries about their goods being discovered while in transit…? Yes, the Drug Dogs also are in use during those inspections, you bet !!g

  2. ok then so dont let buses into america from mexico and dont let the ones in usa crss over they have to disembark and reload across borders there in then they can be checked

    1. Did you even read the article? The borders that it was talking about were between states. The federal government is specifically allowed to regulate commerce, which means they can prevent businesses from interstate travel. Buses are already required to be inspected crossing international borders (Mexico and Canada).

    2. The already do. Same goes for the Canadian border, too. The busses and the trains that cross at Niagara unload on each side of the bridge and reload once across.

    1. They thought it out exceptionally well. The LAW is on Greyhound’s side. It’s called the Constitution. If you don’t like it, YOU’re the one in the wrong.

  3. My great granparents came into the US from England, (great-grandfather was supposed to be on the Titanic except he missed the boat). They had to have a sponsor to make sure that they followed all of the rules to get into this country, (which including that they had to have a job before they could come in, etc).

  4. INVADERS can now go anywhere in the USA & KILL OR RAPE ANYONE.
    If ICE can not go into the bus . Invaders Could be stuck in them. Until ICE clears the bus, from drugs,
    food, guns , knifes. people with illegal drugs.
    as they always done.
    Or will the Democrats let them kill us all.

    1. 1961 – my best friend came to Arizona from New Mexico for my wedding. When the bus reached the AZ border he was eating an apple. Since he wouldn’t give it up the AG Inspector delayed the bus until he finished it and then collected the core. Those were the days when laws were fully enforced. No mas.

  5. Time for all Americans to do what I’m doing with companies like Greyhound, Nike, the NFL, States like California, New York And Virginia. I do not patronize these companies, watch or go to NFL games or travel to these states. The only effective way to discourage their anti-American behavior is to hit them in their wallet.

  6. EVERYTHING boils down to money. Greyhound sees who their most common passenger would be thus their blockage. However, since EVERYTHING boils down to money ICE should simply be awaiting the buses arrival at the terminal. Surprise! The illegals will refuse to get off. This delays buses leaving to next destination and everything will come down to a halt. Greyhound will either change their position or go bankrupt. You guess what their decision will be.

    1. Greyhound was not elected to pass laws suitable to the whims of Greyhound. If they wish to play “hardball” and ignore or go around our laws, then let the game begin and batters up!

    2. do it now or arrest them. The violation is Articles 3-3 & 6… also Article 3-1 removal for betraying “The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behavior…!” which is backed up with Amendment 14 Section 3 “No person shall… hold any office… having previously taken an oath… …(who) shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the (Constitution), or given aid or comfort to (its) enemies…” (Alien invaders).

    1. Now you hit the nail on it’s head revoke their license and they will stfu they will soon be defunct because they will have no riders and when the illegals show them just how grateful they are they will rethink thier decisions but in the meantime Trump will drop the hammer on them they have no rights unless they follow the laws of the land. I don’t use greyhound transportation ever

  7. Is it not interesting that the same sort of idiot that tells that we must GIVE them our Second Amendment protected firearms. We must allow them to POSIN the minds of our children with nonsense taught in the public school system. And STEAL our wealth with unfair taxes are also telling us that federal laws mint to protect our national sovereignty can be IGNORED at whim?

  8. What I see happening is total disregard for the rules of law which have been implemented to keep law abiding citizens safe. Such behavior is going to take us down a dark path and eventually innocent people are going to be hurt. If someone illegal on a bus causes another passenger injury, can the injured party sue the bus line for non compliance with the law? I would hope so.

  9. Another thought on sanctuary states and sanctuary cities: Can the family of someone injured or killed bring a lawsuit against the sactuary city or state for noncompliance with federal law since these jurisdictions make choices not to adhere to the rule of law?

  10. I think every bus needs to be checked thoroughly at every legal checkpoint. If this means that all the passengers and their luggage disembark and be thoroughly checked item by item and if it means unassembling the bus to make sure nothing illegal is hidden well so be it. I reckon that once word gets round that you could be liable to a 12 to 15 hour delay as ICE etc goes about it’s legal business of protecting America, Greyhound might change their minds as customers change to other services which do comply with the law and obviate any delays.

  11. First greyhound is exercising it’s right to be free of unwarranted searches. The constitution gives them that right. Further more why should honest citizens be detained or delayed by such a search? If the agents know of an illegal they can easily obtain a warrant, why else would they waste their time stopping and searching a bus?

    1. FINALLY! Somebody who actually understands the situation instead of just parroting Tea Party propaganda and talking points!. Greyhound is following the LAW, ICE is NOT. Also, if they do happen to bully their way onto a bus, YOU DO NOT HAVE to provide physical identification. SCOTUS ruled over 20 years ago that unless they have a physical warrant SPECIFICALLY for you (sworn out by a court WITH probable cause, you simply have to verbally give your name, NOTHING more. If you’re asked about citizenship, place of birth, or anything other than name, you have the RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT and stare out the window. It is ILKLKEGALK for nthemk to ask for ID or driver’s license (you’re NOT driving).

  12. Simple solution… enforce Articles 6 and 4-3. They’re ratified Supreme Law above anyone & anything, with every judge in the USA bound enforce them.
    VI “This Constitution, and the Laws… made in Pursuance thereof… under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding (not-with-standing). …Senators and representatives… all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution…”

    Article IV Section 4 “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion (and)… domestic Violence.” Arrest whoever made the decision to betray it

    Article III Section 1 “The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behavior…!” Failure to defend/enforce the Constitution is BATRAYAL OF ALLEGIANCE… rebellion… VERY BAD BEHAVIOR

  13. This is happening all over America, everywhere. People think they can dismiss obeying the laws that protect us & make up their own laws. This is exact reason they hate Trump, because, he follows the laws of our land that protect us. He will stop them. He is much smarter than they will ever be in any situation. All it takes is Greyhound not obeying the laws & let’s just see what happens next. He won’t be a money making event for Greyhound & their doors will be closed forever.

    1. blondie- you’re dumber than trump if that is even possible. There is no law that Greyhounds can be searched whenever redneck cops want to.

      1. sorry but yes there is my trucks running across this country can be stopped and searched at any time if driver does not allow it guess what they are held up till they get a warrant which can be days. you think that will please passengers and help greyhound probably not but good luck to them they will lose

  14. Federal Law will win in the end and schittbird companies will pay the price for their stupidity. The BS of thinking you can pick and choose what laws you want to obey and which you choose to ignore started with the scumbag obama and his corrupt administration . This fantasy world thinking will bite these people — big time.

    1. I can’t quote the exact law,but I believe the laws states customs and border patrol officer may check
      any vehicle within 100 miles from either international border for contraband or illegals. If that law is
      sill valid, use it.

  15. [email protected] I understand you don’t know or don’t even give the sh… about the Constitution, and what it say, but a being the BULLY is not make you smarter that everybody here!
    Now, are you STUPID??? You think if YOU are a democrat than you have a “permission” to scold everyone, including the PRESIDENT? Why do you think you are??? You behave just like a LOWLIFE!

  16. Put a Border Patrol and ICE agent at every border Greyhound station and start stopping them inroute to and from the border within a 100 mile range of the border.

  17. Absolutely, I am sick of people coming across our border, and states & cities ignoring the laws of our country. Elect a dem that’s what you get

  18. That is something I thought of when I first read about this crap. I also thought that maybe ICE could stop the buses and if they weren’t allowed to boars them, just hold them there until they were allowed to board them, but the Government calling Greyhound up and letting them know that their interstate license suddenly got suspended would work quite well also.

  19. Is it time to pack Greyhound buses with one way illegal alien passengers to Mexico?
    Should they be escorted by immigration officers?
    Should Mexican authorities make sure none return?
    Should we end the Jobs/Welfare magnets so underpaid foreign workers self deport?

  20. This is the right blog for anyone who wants to find out about this topic. You realize so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually would want?HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great!

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