Matthew Borowski, Buffalo immigration lawyer, was quoted by the Montreal Gazette in an article about a Muslim Canadian woman who was denied entry to the United States after being detained for four hours and questioned about her political and religious views. Attorney Borowski discussed the border search exception to the Fourth Amendment of the Untied States Constitution, which gives border agents wide latitude to search people and goods moving across the international border.
From the article:
Matthew Borowski, a Buffalo, N.Y.-based immigration lawyer, said
border-crossing agents benefit from the border search exception, which
allows extensive questioning, searches and seizures without a warrant or
In more recent years, he said, it’s extended to include the search of electronic devices, including cellphones and laptops.
“It’s been quite a contentious issue, and unfortunately the law
hasn’t really settled on the topic yet,” Borowski said of device
searches at border crossings.
You can read the full article here:
Border-crossing rights: Agents can question, search and seize, immigration lawyers say