17-022717-IM to MajorityReport CBP/ICE papers please

The authority for CBP/ICE to stop and search all passengers on a domestic flight by demanding they “show me your papers” is not in the authorizing statutes for either organization according to two sources interviewed in THE ATLANTIC:
Barry Friedman, the Jacob D. Fuchsberg professor of law and affiliated professor of politics at New York University, is the author of “Unwarranted: Policing Without Permission,” a new book-length study of intrusive police investigation and search practices. “Is this remotely constitutional?” he asked. “I think it isn’t. We all know generally the government can’t come up and demand to see identification.” Officers need to have statutory authority to search and reasonable suspicion that the person to be searched has violated the law, he said. Andre Segura, senior staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, told me that “I’m not aware of any aviation exception” for domestic passengers. Unfortunately, for most who fly, the time and effort to challenge federal agents in uniform carrying weapons is not worth the hassle, so citizens abdicate their civil rights due to pragmatic expediency.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/02/papers-please/517887/?utm_source=twb

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