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US Border Officials are Denying Entry to Travelers For Messages Sent to Them From Other People

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Travelers are increasingly being denied entry to the United States as border officials hold them accountable for messages and files on their devices sent by other people.

Countless numbers of foreign nationals have been rejected from the U.S. after friends, family or even strangers send messages, images or videos over social media sites and encrypted messaging apps like WhatsApp.

U.S. border law exists largely to benefit the immigration officials who decide whether or not to admit or deny entry to travelers, and few protect the travelers themselves.

Both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals alike are subject to unwarranted searches and few rights to free speech, and many have limited access to legal counsel.

Curated from TechCrunch

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