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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:12 PM

Trump administration sued over phone searches at U.S. borders [View all]

Source: Reuters


Trump administration sued over phone searches at U.S. borders

Dustin Volz

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration has engaged in an unconstitutional practice of searching without a warrant the phones and laptops of Americans who are stopped at the border, a lawsuit filed on Wednesday alleged.

Ten U.S. citizens and one lawful permanent resident sued the Department of Homeland Security in federal court, saying the searches and prolonged confiscation of their electronic devices violate privacy and free speech protections of the U.S. Constitution.

DHS could not be immediately reached for comment.


The suit, filed in a U.S. District Court in Massachusetts, is being brought by travelers including a military veteran, a NASA engineer, two journalists and a computer programmer. The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union, who are representing the travelers, said that several of the plaintiffs are Muslim or minorities.


Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-border-searches/trump-administration-sued-over-phone-searches-at-u-s-borders-idUSKCN1BO1XG

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