DHS Watchdog OKs ‘Suspicionless’ Seizure of Electronic Devices Along Border


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he Department of Homeland Security’s civil rights watchdog has concluded that travelers along the nation’s borders may have their electronics seized and the contents of those devices examined for any reason whatsoever — all in the name of national security.
The DHS, which secures the nation’s border, in 2009 announced that it would conduct a “Civil Liberties Impact Assessment” of its suspicionless search-and-seizure policy pertaining to electronic devices “within 120 days.” More than three years later, the DHS office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties published a two-page executive summary of its findings.

DHS Watchdog OKs ‘Suspicionless’ Seizure of Electronic Devices Along Border | Threat Level | Wired.com

The war on Americans continue. Hey lets welcome the additional buys of ammo by Homeland Security to protect us all//sarcasm------- or is it?


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Semi true.

My brother is in the intelligence business and high up in DHS and actually involved with Southern Border Security.

So to address this CAN DHS search your phone without a warrant, yes. DO THEY???
You have to fit a certain profile. They do not just grab anyone’s phone and go through it.

Hang out in the desert in the hot sun for two hours, have a van load of water, and no reasonable explanation, yes, you’re likely to get your phone looked at. Is it to the letter of the 4th amendment? Nope. Should we be doing it? YUP! With constraint.

I know some will go all conspiracy theory on this. But terrorist do come across this boarder, and there is protocols in place and DHS Officers must document each case. Much like a sniper has to document why he shot an enemy.