TRAVEL ADVISORY: Due to the recent events and tensions between the United States and Iran, it is highly recommended that foreign nationals from Iran who are in non-immigration status such as F-1, J-1, H1-B, etc., including permanent residents and naturalized Iranian citizens NOT travel outside the United States, at this time. If you do travel outside the United States you and any family members traveling with you will likely be subject to secondary inspections including interrogation regarding your immigration status, permanent residency or citizenship. Questions may include detailed information about family members in the U.S. and Iran, if anyone is or was in the military or involved in the on-going conflict in Middle East and your views about the situation. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel can inspect without your permission your mobile phone, computer, tablet, or any other electronic devices at their discretion. CPB may search your device and access your email and screen your social media activity (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, ect.) during the inspection process and have the right to do so without your permission. Your cell phone, laptop, or other electronic device may be held and returned to you at a later date at CBP’s discretion. You may be detained for several hours before a decision is made on whether to allow you to return to the U.S. or your admission could be denied.
If you are detained or your admission is denied, you may contact one of the attorneys listed here.
If you are a Lawful Permanent Resident, please review the Know Your Rights document.
If you have any questions, please contact Frank Martinez.