The case highlights just how powerful border agents purport to be.“My rights as a journalist or US citizen do not apply at the border, as explained above, since legislation was quietly passed in 2013 giving DHS very broad powers (I researched this since the incident). This legislation also circumvents the Fourth Amendment that protects Americans’ privacy and prevents searches and seizures without a prop
This is a complete violation of our constitutional rights and we need to reverse this law. Journalists and their sources will not be safe if this is allowed to continue.
Source: WSJ Reporter: Homeland Security Tried to Take My Phones at the Border | Motherboard