TSA officer Robert Howard signals an airline passenger forward at a security check-point at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

New Normal: Border Agents Cell Phone Searches Reach Unprecedented Levels

The numbers of those who had their phones searched spiked from 5,000 in 2015 to almost 25,000 in 2016. In February alone, more than 5,000 U.S. citizens were asked for cell phone passwords as they entered their country.