On Wednesday, the ACLU filed a lawsuit against DHS, CBP, and ICE demanding the agencies release records regarding the Trump administration’s reported purchase of cellphone data to track locations of immigrants. The ACLU claims it has waited more than nine months for the agencies to produce the records through a FOIA request. The ACLU further claims that the agencies’ purchase raises “serious concerns that they are avoiding Fourth Amendment protection” for cell phone location information by paying for access rather than getting a warrant. DHS’ internal watchdog said in a letter on Wednesday that it would probate the Department’s tracking of phone data without a warrant.

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