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Old March 7th, 2013, 04:55 PM
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Additionally, most Americans do not realize their rights are limited when in a Customs zone such as during debarkation. This is the 'border search exception' to the Fourth Amendment requirement for a warrant or probable cause. Customs could perform a cursory pat down of every debarking passenger for no specific reason if they wished and it is legal. More invasive body searches would need reasonable suspicion.
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