The photographers allege that DHS illegally detained and interrogated them to chill news coverage of immigrants at US-Mexico border.
Five freelance photojournalists have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for violation of their First Amendment rights, the ACLU announced yesterday. The journalists are alleging that Customs and Border Patrol agents tracked, detained and interrogated them because of their coverage of immigration issues along the U.S-Mexico border in 2018 and 2019.
Fox 5 TV station in Washington DC interviewed Joel Lawson yesterday about harassment of photographers at Union Station. While an Amtrak spokesperson was explaining that photography is allowed in Union Station, a security guard interrupted to tell the journalist to stop filming the interview