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What's Behind Spike In Cell-Phone Searches At Border?

The Department of Homeland Security said that in 2015 border agents searched around 5,000 cell phones. They searched that many just last month.

So, what’s behind the jump, and what are border agents allowed — and not allowed — to do with your phone when you’re coming into the country?

To help answer those questions, I’m joined by Stan Goldman, a law professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.