In an article for Immigration Briefings, a Thompson Reuters publication, Buffalo attorney Danielle Rizzo shares thoughts on searching travelers at the border who seek to enter the United States, and the scope of search authority as it pertains to mobile devices under the Fourth Amendment’s border search exception.
Danielle states “With the advent of portable electronic devices…the line has been blurred between the search of one’s more personal effects and something much more invasive and more akin to one’s body, home, or mind. The media have reported on several searches of travelers’ electronic devices at the border in recent years which have troubling implications, raising concerns for both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals seeking entry into the United States.”
Read Danielle Rizzo’s full article, which is reprinted with permission of Thomson Reuters.
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