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Is the Trump administration’s proposal to search foreigners’ gadgets too extreme?

 

Is the Trump administration’s proposal to search foreigners’ gadgets too extreme?

On Tuesday, Trump administration officials told the Wall Street Journal about its plans to review the current vetting procedures for foreigners entering the US, and mentioned possible new measures like checking people’s phones and asking for passwords to their social network profiles.

Gene Hamilton, senior counselor to the Department of Homeland Security, said:

If there is any doubt about a person’s intentions coming to the United States, they should have to overcome—really and truly prove to our satisfaction—that they are coming for legitimate reasons.

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