Now, as always, it is particularly important that students and scholars maintain their status while in the US and that they carry the necessary documents when re-entering the US. Please note that when an international student or scholar attempts to enter the US, the border officials may ask for access to their cell phone or computer. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) agents are allowed to search cell phone and computers for contacts, past calls, social media posts and internet activities. CBP is also allowed to ask any questions deemed necessary to determine eligibility for entry, including questions about a traveler’s religion and political opinions.
If you have any concerns about your travel plans and immigration matters, please contact an International Scholar Advisor.