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5 Photojournalists Sue Homeland Security for First Amendment Violations –PDN Pulse

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.

It was revealed earlier this year that the US government had compiled a secret database of people tied to the migrant caravan that made headlines in 2018, and a number of people on the list were American photojournalists.