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I am a legal permanent resident with parents who would like to visit me and my family. We want to know if it is true that my parents will be denied entry to the US on a tourist visa if they refuse to allow immigration authorities to search their electronic devices such as their phones and computer laptops?

Although the state of the law regarding the extent of authority an immigration officer, “CBP officer” has to search electronic devices such as a cell phone or laptop is unclear and pending litigation in US courts, the short answer is…
October 20, 2020
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What is a deferred inspection?

In certain situations, people who are entering the U.S. are referred to a deferred inspection. This usually happen if a CBP officer cannot make an immediate decision due to a lack of documentation. If a CBP officer cannot make an…
July 22, 2020