Welfare recipients participating in San Diego's "Project 100%" are forced to consent to unannounced visits from the Public Affairs Fraud Division, trading their protection afforded by the Fourth Amendment for welfare benefits.
Many reports suggest that some Census workers are adopting an aggressive and harassing modus operandi in an attempt to obtain information that goes beyond the head count authorized by the Constitution.
The progressives and Blue Dogs are going to have a showdown. It is going to culminate not in statements to the press (or the lack thereof), not in some whispered whip count, but rather in a very public vote.
As it stands, Customs can grab anyone at the border, seize their laptop, and demand passwords and encryption keys as a pre-condition to entering the country. And who knows when you'll get your computer back?