The intent of this Article is to outline the clearly emerging constitutional standards which the Supreme Court has said attach to the broad powers granted to immigration officials. Historically, there was never any constitutional logic supporting the position that the fourth amendment's protections should not apply to immigration-related searches removed from the actual border. Recent judicial decisions support this conclusion.
Austin T. Fragomen Jr.,
Searching for Illegal Aliens: The Immigration Service Encounters the Fourth Amendment,
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