Examination and Arrest of Illegal Immigrants
You are an immigration officer assigned to a port of entry. A person presents himself for entry. You become suspicious and decide to examine him. However, you do not have a search warrant. You discover three passports, and, at that point, you arrest him, seize the passports, handcuff him, and place him in a holding cell.
A hue and cry is raised in the media because you searched an individual without a warrant. Your supervisors ask you to present a report justifying your actions.
Create a 2- to 3-page report in a Microsoft Word document that includes the answers to the following questions:
Explain the authority under which you searched him.
Explain the authority under which you detained him.
Does the detainee have any rights under the US Constitution?
What are the statutes involved in this case? Explain.
Do you think the end justifies the means? (You searched him without a warrant but found three passports on him). Justify your answer with examples and reasoning.
Analyze under what circumstances this case can be considered as a case of illegal immigration.
Would things have been different if the person was found with no passport? Why?
Support your responses with examples.
Cite any sources in APA format.