Press rights in crosshairs as justices tackle those who aid illegal immigration


The Biden administration will head to the Supreme Court this week to defend a federal law that criminalizes certain speech. While the law is aimed at those who would encourage people crossing the border to skirt law enforcement, it has also been used by the government to surveil journalists. 

The secret government database of activists and reporters came to light in 2019, a year after the so-called human caravans made up of thousands of Central American asylum seekers trekking to the U.S. border brought widespread media coverage.

NBC's San Diego affiliate Channel 7 revealed that the reporters and activists monitored by the government were all connected to the migrant caravans. In some cases, the government even placed alerts on journalists' passports. 

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