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American Citizen Sues Feds, Hospital for Invasive Body Cavity Searches at Border

The facts are appalling : A slight, 54-year-old American woman was strip-searched, then subjected to repeated X-rays, rectal and vaginal probes by CBP and the University Medical Center in El Paso for six hours. Finding nothing, CBP released her without any apology . The hospital billed her $5,000 for...

District Court: CBP's Broad Search, Seizure Powers at Border OK

"The government’s right to search travelers’ electronic devices at the border was upheld in a ruling released by a federal judge on Tuesday, which dismissed a lawsuit challenging this policy." - Susan Stellin, NYT, Dec. 31, 2013 .

Guide to Using OFLC’s Search FAQs

"The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) lists answers to frequently asked questions for each of the program areas administered by the OFLC. As there are a number of FAQs for each program area, OFLC has implemented a new tool on its Web site, Search FAQs...

OFLC Implements Search FAQs Feature

" The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has updated the FAQ page of its official website with a new keyword search function, Search FAQs . Users may now search the FAQ page by using a single keyword or exact phrase to identify items in the FAQ database that correspond to keywords or characters...

Border Exit Laptop Search Tossed: USA v. Kim

"The government points to its plenary authority to conduct warrantless searches at the border. It posits that a laptop computer is simply a “container” that was examined pursuant to this authority, and it submits that the government’s unfettered right to search cargo at the border...

Search Function Added for AAO Non-Precedent Decisions

USCIS E-Mail to stakeholders, Apr. 4, 2016 - "The Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has launched a search tool for most non-precedent decisions since 2005. Non-precedent decisions apply existing law and policy to the facts of an individual case...

American Woman Sues for 'Inhuman & Degrading' Border Search: Cervantes v. USA

Jamie Ross, Courthouse News, June 10, 2016 - "Border Patrol agents subjected a teenage U.S. citizen to seven hours of abusive and degrading searches and strip searches for no reason as she tried to walk home from breakfast in Nogales — then they lied about it, her attorney says. As in many...

CBP Pays $475K to Settle Suit Over Illegal Cavity Search of American Citizen at Border

ACLU, July 21, 2016 - "Today, the ACLU of Texas and the ACLU of New Mexico announced a record settlement in which U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) paid a New Mexico woman $475,000 for illegally subjecting her to vaginal and anal searches after she was detained at the Cordova Bridge point...