CBP, Electronic Devices, and Privacy at Ports of Entry - Recording (.MP3)

CBP, Electronic Devices, and Privacy at Ports of Entry - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 08/01/2017
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU AS2017-08-01-DL

Stories of problems at ports of entry (POEs) have increased significantly since the election, particularly in the aftermath of the recent travel bans. Our panelists will discuss changes—both official and unofficial—at POEs since the election. They also will consider what rights travelers have to privacy, CBP’s authority to search passengers’ electronic devices, and best practices for advising clients. Finally, the panelists will discuss how the travel bans have affected business travelers, and whether circumstances differ at land POEs versus airports.

Featured Topics

  • Does CBP Have Authority to Search Electronic Devices Without a Warrant?
  • Can U.S. Citizens and LPRs Be Denied Entry If They Refuse to Supply PIN Numbers and Passwords?
  • Right to Counsel: USCs, LPRs, and Everyone Else
  • Are There Options to Protect Devices from Being Searched?
  • Current Expectations at POEs: What Are AILA Members Hearing?


Bushra A. Malik (DL), AILA Global Migration Section Steering Committee, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Bushra A. Malik is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long's Bloomfield Hills office. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University's James Madison College. Ms. Malik represents multinational and domestic clients' inbound and global migration needs. Ms. Malik's experience includes employment based and family based permanent residence petitions, non-immigrant petitions, complex naturalization matters, currency seizures, and global migration. Ms. Malik also routinely represents clients at U.S. Ports of Entry, the USCIS District Office, U.S. Embassies and Consulates, as well as various foreign embassies and consulates. Ms. Malik is currently a member of AILA’s GMS Steering Committee and vice chair of the Michigan Chapter of AILA.

Farshad Owji, AILA Board of Governors, San Francisco, CA
Farshad Owji is a managing attorney at the Owji Law Group, a full service boutique firm in San Francisco, CA, since 2002. His areas of expertise include business immigration, consular processing, and litigation. Specifically, he guides start-up companies in making fruitful immigration decisions for a firm establishment and successful growth in the United States. Farshad is a member of the Florida, Minnesota, and District of Columbia bars, as well as the Istanbul bar. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Federal Court for the Middle District of Florida. He currently serves as a member of both the AILA DOS Liaison Committee and the AILA Future of Immigration Law Task Force. He was previously the AILA Northern California Chapter Chair. Farshad is currently serving as an elected member of the AILA Board of Governors.

Camille J. Mackler, NY, NY
Camille J. Mackler is the director of Legal Initiatives at the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), a policy and advocacy umbrella organization that represents nearly 200 immigrant-serving organizations throughout New York State. At NYIC, she is primarily responsible for supporting the work of non-profit immigration attorneys through trainings, liaison work with government agencies, and advocacy for better resources for legal services. This includes acting as chair of the Protecting Immigrant New Yorkers Task Force, a collaboration between community based organizations, law enforcement agencies, and federal, state, and city government offices that fights against immigration services fraud. She also works on federal campaigns to reform immigration laws and create a more just system for immigrants. She has a J. D. from New York Law School and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. She is also a frequent lecturer on immigration law and advocacy issues surrounding the practice of immigration law.

The speaker's/author’s views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author’s experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.