The pretty European tourist caught the US Customs officer's attention. Miami International Airport was air-conditioned and the customs area was very cold, but the arriving German traveller was perspiring heavily. The agents noticed she was trembling. Her luggage was checked clean but the young woman was still frightened.
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Elidor asks:. The introduction of body scanners in the wake of the failed Christmas Day attack was clearly a rushed attempt to show that something was being done. We at Liberty are far from convinced that this expensive and intrusive technology is necessary or that it will be deployed in a lawful, proportionate and sensitive manner. But the first point to make is that their introduction so far only at Manchester and Heathrow airports, I believe did not come with any additional legal obligations on passengers; like all other airport security measures, compliance is simply a condition of flying. So Elidor can refuse to go through the scanner at the expense of missing the flight.
Know Your Rights: U.S. Airports and Ports of Entry
Now more than ever, it's important to know your basic constitutional rights when entering the United States from abroad. Learn more. The Constitution prohibits CBP agents from performing stops, searches, detentions, or removals based solely on religion, race, national origin, gender, ethnicity, or political beliefs. Individuals subject to "secondary inspection" by airport or border officials are often subject to more intrusive questioning. CBP takes the position that travelers do not have the right to an attorney during questioning.
The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. This article was published more than 1 year ago. Some information in it may no longer be current. Concerns about customs and security searches of digital devices are on the rise among corporate travellers. Dennis Campbell was returning to Halifax last September from a business trip in the United States via Toronto when a Canada Border Services agent at Pearson International Airport pulled him aside and asked to check his suitcase.