German police to search refugees’ phones in new security proposals

German police could be given the power to search the phones and social media accounts of refugees who arrive in Germany without a passport, in proposals announced today by the interior minister.

Thomas de Maiziere told reporters in Berlin he planned to increase police numbers and take a tougher stance on migrants who commit offences in an attempt to boost national security after recent terror attacks.

What kind of “Refugees” have phones?