Freelance multimedia reporter @brooklynmarie was stopped at least four times while re-entering the U.S. via the San Ysidro port of entry. Each time, both she and her car were searched, and she was questioned about her reporting :…
Binkowski was stopped twice in July 2018, and told the @uspresstracker that she was alarmed by the “security theater” taking place. During the second of these stops, a supervisory officer told her that her passport had been flagged :…
During @brooklynmarie’s third trip to secondary screening in Aug. 2018, she was held, questioned and searched for at least an hour, despite having been pre-approved for expedited clearance through CBP’s Global Entry, NEXUS and SENTRI programs :…
Binkowski was stopped most recently in Nov. 2018, when she was returning from a reporting trip on the #migrantcaravan. It was their “mindless exercise of power,” she said, that pushed her to stop crossing the border. She hasn’t been back since :…
If you are a journalist—or know of one—who has been stopped for secondary screening and questioned about your work or had your devices searched by U.S. officials while traveling into or out of the U.S., we want to hear about it. DM or email
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