Targeted for Additional Airport or Border Screening? Here’s What You Can Do

Are you facing additional screening at an airport or border crossing? It is possible that you’re on a watch list? Here are three steps to help:

Step 1: Check Your Boarding Pass

Look at your boarding pass for a SSSS designation, which stands for Secondary Security Screening Selection. This could mean that you are on a watch list, especially if you were not able to print or access your boarding pass online.

Step 2: File a Redress Complaint

If you experience issues while traveling, file a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP). This can help reduce future encounters and delays. Submit as much detail as possible at:

(Click HERE to find our step-by-step instructions document to help you navigate this form)

Step 3:  Final Determination

After reviewing your complaint, the government will likely issue a final determination letter informing you that corrections have been made. The government will NOT tell you if your name appears on a watchlist, but if you are a U.S. citizen or green card holder, the government MUST tell you if you are on the No Fly List. If these problems remain unresolved, reach out to the Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA). We provide free legal advice and assistance to travelers who have been targeted due to their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or religion.Take Action Now! Submit your complaint with DHS TRIP and ask for help if needed. Stand up for your right to travel without fear of discrimination.

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