Think Your Rights Have Been Violated While Traveling Internationally?

Tell us your story

You shouldn't have to check your rights when you check your luggage. If you believe your rights have been violated at a U.S. airport or land border while traveling or returning from abroad, the ACLU wants to know about it. Use this form to share your experiences.

Check the box(es) that most closely describe your experience and use the space below to tell us your story.

Related: Know Your Rights: What To Do When Encountering Law Enforcement at Airports and Other Ports of Entry into the U.S.


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Disclaimer and Notice

This Survey does not give legal advice, and you should not rely on it as legal advice. You should not rely on the information you get from this site and should speak with a lawyer to get advice on your specific situation. We also cannot promise that the information on this site is complete, accurate, or up-to-date.

This Survey is not an offer by the ACLU to represent you. We cannot promise you that the information you provide will lead to any specific action on the ACLU's part. Once you complete the survey, the ACLU may not do anything—including contact you—about your situation.

If you fill out this Survey, you agree that the ACLU, one of its state affiliates or, if identified as part of the Survey, one of its coalition partners, may use the information you give us, as long as we don’t include your last name, address, email or phone number, for one or more of the following purposes: (1) legislative testimony, (2) litigation; (3) contacting a city, state or federal agency; or (4) telling your story to the public, including posting your story on our website and discussing to with media. If the ACLU, its state affiliates or one of its coalition partners wants to identify any additional information about you, we will contact you prior to doing so.

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