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border search doctrine

the US criminal law rule that allows people to be stopped, searched, and arrested at places where they can cross from one country to another. The rule allows authorities to conduct such searches without official specific permission and without the usual need to for reasonable suspicion that the person being stopped has committed a crime.
The border search doctrine grants border agents wide discretion to conduct inspections at the border.

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