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Date of Incident
April 30, 2021
Location
Nogales, Arizona

Border Stop

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

Incident Details

Date of Incident
December 28, 2018

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? →
No
Were devices searched or seized? →
No

Incident Details

Date of Incident
December 28, 2017
Location
Vancouver, Canada
Targets
John Rudoff

Border Stop

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

Incident Details

Date of Incident
September 4, 2017
Location
Highgate, Vermont

Border Stop

Stopped at border? →
Yes
Target Nationality →
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? →
No
Were devices searched or seized? →
Yes
Equipment Seized →
Search Warrant Obtained →
No

Equipment Damage