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What is German police doing at German/Austrian borders? “Border checks” or “border surveillance”? [closed]

Let's start with a definition of "border controls" according to Article 2 of EU Regulation 2016/399: ‘border control’ means the activity carried out at a border, in accordance with and for ...
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What happened to border crossing points when border controls have been reintroduced on internal Schengen borders (EU Regulation 2016/399)?

Many Schengen countries reintroduced border controls on internal Schengen border according to Article 25 of EU 2016/399. The procedure how to do it is described in Article 27 of EU 2016/399: Article ...
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Is it legal to have 2 different standards for “checks within the territory” and when an (internal Schengen) border is crossed in Schengen area?

I have noticed that Germany has two different for "checks within the territory" and when an (internal Schengen) border is crossed. For crossing an (internal Schengen) border Germany is ...
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Based on which law Germany shall remove illegal third-county citizens on German/Austrian borders?

CJEU C-444/17 says that Article 2(2)a of EU 2008/115/EC does not apply for such removal (CJEU also considers reintroduction of border controls on internal Schengen borders). Article 2 of EU 2008/115/...
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Are these unsolicited seed packages illegal?

I recently came across an article with the headline "Some mystery seeds illegally sent from China identified." It struck me as odd because obviously sending unsolicited junk mail isn't ...
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Legal status of temporary reintroduction of border controls on internal Schengen borders according to Article 25 of EU 2016/399 by Germany

I would like to ask whether you think that reintroduction of border controls on internal Schengen borders according to Article 25 of EU 2016/399 (Schengen Border Code) by Germany is legal. Germany ...
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What does it mean if your apartment is in two cities at once

I discovered that the border between two cities runs through an apartment that I am renting. There are two official parcels, one in one city (City A) and one in another (City B), they are both in the ...
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Extradite or deport a criminal while there is no treaty between the two countries of Iran and Canada

Thank you for considering my question. There is a criminal who has been tried in court and proven guilty and received sentences for a series of crimes including threat to kill and withdrawing money ...
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How can I inquire about some one else's border crossing history in Canada?

Googling about accessing information about traveling and border crossing history in Canada, I could only find information about how can one, access the information about SELF history of border ...
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Is it illegal to enter illegally one's own country?

In Né quelque part (an obscure French movie), the main character, a French citizen, is entering France illegally (on a boat with illegal immigrants). I am under the impression that a citizen cannot ...
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Schengen Area: What was the legal rationale for countries extending Temporary Reintroduction of Border Control beyond Nov. 2017?

(This is not about the coronavirus pandemic, which I understand is a different issue, but about the six countries that had already been maintaining border controls since related to migration and ...
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4th Amendment Electronics Data Privacy at Borders

What are the contours of when electronic devices (phone / laptop) can be searched / seized? Specifically: An American lands in JFK and CBP demands to search electronics, under what circumstances ...
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Can a US citizen be denied reentry - COVID-19

The UCLA states uncategorically that no US citizen can be denied re-entry. US officials notified passengers aboard the Diamond Princess that they would be denied re-entry "until you are no longer at ...
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Data retention for EU citizens travelling between UK and EU during Brexit transition/implementation period

Context: I'm an EU citizen studying in the UK. When I travel to my home country in the EU (for example through a direct flight or by train), and then return to the UK, some of my personal information ...
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Why does the CBP border zone nearly touch Reno, Nevada?

The CBP is authorized to do citizen checks within 100 miles of the US border. The ACLU shows this on a map, here. Now, Lake Michigan counts as a national border, probably because of the Boundary ...
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US domestic flight crosses into Canada - what is the legal situation?

It's common for US domestic flights to cross into Canadian or Mexican airspace. For example, a flight from Alaska to New York, Seattle to Boston, or Hawaii to Texas would likely cross into foreign ...
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Can I be prosecuted for smuggling as long as I honestly declare everything I'm bringing?

Some products are illegal in some countries, or cannot be legally imported. If I attempt to carry such a product into the country, but then honestly declare it at the border (I would like to declare ...
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How can an illegal migrant legally exit a state?

What are the legal exit options for a person who enters a country illegally (by say crossing a land border) and wants to exit that country with a valid passport?
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Is this a case of improper entry into the US?

Occasionally there have been televised interviews with reporters and border property owners that have demonstrated the ease of 'stepping across the border' into Mexico and then stepping back into the ...
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What happens after a border conviction?

This recent Article Here raises the question of what happens after a US border conviction. On Monday, (6-18-18) agents brought a Honduran man, Mariano Torres-Perdomo, into court to face a ...
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What are the implications of the Good Friday Agreement for customs controls?

After the Good Friday Agreement was concluded, customs and security controls between the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom were removed (From Wikipedia). The Irish border is one of the major ...
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Nuisance-causing passwords or technology at US borders

My question pertains to the somewhat recent emergence/increase of technological searches present at US borders. The premise I am operating under is that, a), while there are limits to this, border ...
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Can someone who owns property on the border prevent/delay government related construction?

A card game company has reportedly bought acres of land on the Us/Mexico border, and also hired eminent domain lawyers to defend it. Could this actually prevent the construction of something (i.e a ...
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Can you refuse to show ID and give information to Border Patrol agents when not at a international border?

There are hundreds of videos on YouTube filmed by drivers who refuse to show ID or give information to Border Control agents at interior (non-international border) checkpoints (permanent or ...
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Can non-US citizens challenge US border entry refusal?

Reading this article where an Australian citizen was refused entry at the US border because the officer considered she was about to undertake "paid employment" when in fact under the visa waiver ...
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Canada–United States Boundary Commission – Treaty of 1925

The International Boundary Commission, which maintains the three-meter-(almost 20-foot)-wide "boundary vista" along the border, claims authority to grant or deny permission to build anything within ...
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Is it illegal to smoke marijuana, or be caught with it, or both?

I am currently watching a TV show called Border Security, and in this show, immigration officers interview potential candidates for entry into their country, in suspicion that they may have something ...
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Qualifications or exceptions to a requirement to report to a port of entry

Wikipedia's article titled Canada–United States border says this: It is illegal to cross the border outside border controls. Everyone crossing the border must be checked. There appear to be some ...
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US laws requiring US citizens to enter the country at designated border crossings

I've been able to find only one law that requires people entering the US to use designated border crossing points, which is 8 USC 1325. This law applies only to aliens, however; both relevant ...
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At what point in a US airport have I been “admitted” to the US for legal purposes?

I understand that prior to crossing being admitted to the US the rights I take for granted on US soil do not apply to me. But it isn't clear to me when passing through a US airport where "admission" ...
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Can US citizens be denied entry to the US?

This question includes multiple hypotheticals that may have seemed inconceivable a year or two ago, but now that we've shifted to debating about how they might be implemented, consider the following ...
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In which circumstances can law enforcement of one country cross the border of another one?

Say someone have made a criminal offense in one European country (say France), the (suspected ?) criminal is in a car or any others means in which he can escape law enforcement officers pursuing him ...
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Who has jurisdiction if a crime is committed across an international border?

Just out of curiosity, which set of laws would be used if you committed a crime across a border? For example, suppose I were standing on the American side of the America-Canada border. If I were to ...
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In USA, does private property go right up to the international border?

I was out hunting with a friend yesterday, and the land we were on borders Montana. We were keeping on the North side of the barb-wire fence we assumed was the border, but then we found one of the ...
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How legal is the current handling of refugees in germany?

I am currently living in Tübingen, Germany as an exchange student and am wondering about the legal problems they have here with the refugees. I really don't want to go into the populist discussions ...