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Incident Details

Date of Incident
May 24, 2019
Targets
Nate Abaurrea

Border Stop

Border Point →
San Ysidro
Stopped at border? →
Yes
US Citizenship Status of Target →
U.S. citizen
Denied Entry? →
No
Stopped Previously? →
No
Asked for device access? →
No
Asked to display social media? →
No
Asked for social media passwords? →
No
Asked intrusive questions about work? →
Yes
Were devices searched or seized? →
No

Incident Details

Date of Incident
January 6, 2019

Border Stop

Border Point →
San Ysidro
Stopped at border? →
Yes
Denied Entry? →
No
Stopped Previously? →
Yes
Asked for device access? →
Yes
Asked to display social media? →
No
Asked for social media passwords? →
No
Asked intrusive questions about work? →
Yes
Were devices searched or seized? →
Yes
Search Warrant Obtained →
No

Incident Details

Updated On
November 20, 2019
Date of Incident
January 4, 2019
Case number
1:19-cv-06570
Case Status
Ongoing
Type of case
Civil

Border Stop

Border Point →
San Ysidro
Stopped at border? →
Yes
US Citizenship Status of Target →
U.S. citizen
Denied Entry? →
No
Stopped Previously? →
No
Asked for device access? →
Yes
Asked to display social media? →
No
Asked for social media passwords? →
No
Asked intrusive questions about work? →
Yes
Were devices searched or seized? →
Unknown
Search Warrant Obtained →
No

Incident Details

Updated On
November 20, 2019
Date of Incident
January 2, 2019
Case number
1:19-cv-06570
Case Status
Ongoing
Type of case
Civil

Border Stop

Border Point →
San Ysidro
Stopped at border? →
Yes
US Citizenship Status of Target →
U.S. citizen
Denied Entry? →
No
Stopped Previously? →
No
Asked for device access? →
No
Asked to display social media? →
No
Asked for social media passwords? →
No
Asked intrusive questions about work? →
Yes
Were devices searched or seized? →
No

Incident Details

Date of Incident
January 2019
Targets
Emilio Fraile

Border Stop

Border Point →
San Ysidro
Stopped at border? →
Yes
Target Nationality →
US Citizenship Status of Target →
U.S. non-resident
Denied Entry? →
No
Stopped Previously? →
No
Asked for device access? →
No
Asked to display social media? →
No
Asked for social media passwords? →
No
Asked intrusive questions about work? →
Yes
Were devices searched or seized? →
No

Incident Details

Updated On
November 20, 2019
Date of Incident
December 30, 2018
Case number
1:19-cv-06570
Case Status
Ongoing
Type of case
Civil

Border Stop

Border Point →
San Ysidro
Stopped at border? →
Yes
US Citizenship Status of Target →
U.S. citizen
Denied Entry? →
No
Stopped Previously? →
No
Asked for device access? →
No
Asked to display social media? →
No
Asked for social media passwords? →
No
Asked intrusive questions about work? →
Yes
Were devices searched or seized? →
No

Incident Details

Updated On
November 20, 2019
Date of Incident
December 29, 2018
Case number
1:19-cv-06570
Case Status
Ongoing
Type of case
Civil

Border Stop

Border Point →
San Ysidro
Stopped at border? →
Yes
Target Nationality →
US Citizenship Status of Target →
U.S. citizen
Denied Entry? →
No
Stopped Previously? →
No
Asked for device access? →
No
Asked to display social media? →
No
Asked for social media passwords? →
No
Asked intrusive questions about work? →
Yes
Were devices searched or seized? →
Yes
Equipment Seized →
Search Warrant Obtained →
No

Incident Details

Updated On
November 20, 2019
Date of Incident
December 29, 2018
Case number
1:19-cv-06570
Case Status
Ongoing
Type of case
Civil

Border Stop

Border Point →
San Ysidro
Stopped at border? →
No
Target Nationality →
US Citizenship Status of Target →
U.S. citizen
Denied Entry? →
No
Stopped Previously? →
No
Asked for device access? →
No
Asked to display social media? →
No
Asked for social media passwords? →
No
Asked intrusive questions about work? →
Yes
Were devices searched or seized? →
Yes
Equipment Seized →
Search Warrant Obtained →
No