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The Government Has Been Using the Border as a Dragnet to Pressure People Into Becoming Informants

The FBI is using border checks to do an end-run around the Fourth Amendment. Recently leaked documents published by The Intercept show that the FBI and Customs and Border Protection have been using CBP’s authority to search travelers at the border — along with the troves of information collected as a result — to troll for potential sources and pressure people into becoming informants.
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