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Border Searches

The Asian Law Caucus (ALC) and EFF have filed suit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for denying access to public records on the questioning and searches of travelers at U.S. borders.

The suit responds to growing complaints by U.S. citizens and immigrants of excessive or repeated screenings by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. ALC a San Francisco-based civil rights organization received more than 20 complaints from Northern California residents last year who said they were grilled about their families religious practices volunteer activities political beliefs or associations when returning to the United States from travels abroad. In addition customs agents examined travelers' books business cards collected from friends and colleagues handwritten notes personal photos laptop computer files and cell phone directories and sometimes made copies of this information.

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