Should areas near U.S. borders be considered ‘Constitution-free zones’?
FOX’s William LaJeunesse looks at what many are calling the Border Patrol’s illegal search and seizure practices as part of our ongoing series on national security:
At the border, customs agents can open your trunk or luggage after an international flight, but should it also have the right to confiscate your laptop, camera or cell phone without reasonable suspicion– and not just at a port of entry, but at any checkpoint hundreds of miles from the border? The Obama Administration says ‘yes’ according to former Homeland Security official Seth Stodder:
Stodder: “Anything you have coming across the border, is subject to search.
But ACLU attorney Catherine Crump says the administration is going too far:
Crump: “That whenever the Government examines the contents of someones electronic devices, they ought to have reasonable suspicion.”
The ACLU plans to challenge the policy in court.
In Los Angeles, William LaJeunesse, FOX News Radio.
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