AILA Advocacy is seeking compelling case examples of clients who have strong ties to the U.S. and were apprehended by Border Patrol or faced enforcement action at a Port of Entry by CBP Officers. Ties to the U.S. can include length of residence, close family members who are U.S. citizens or LPRs, or education/business ties. We are trying to gauge the wide variety of circumstances in which such individuals come into contact with Border Patrol all over the country – at or near the northern or southern borders as well as in the interior. If you have any questions, please contact us at

* 1. Where (city, if known), when and under what circumstances was your client apprehended by Border Patrol or OFO?

* 2. Did your client come to Border Patrol's attention through police contact?

* 3. Has your client had contact with or been arrested by local law enforcement or have any criminal convictions (including convictions for illegal entry or re-entry under 8 U.S.C. §§ 1325 or 1326)?

* 4. Did Border Patrol or CBP Officers apply expedited removal or reinstatement of a prior removal order to your client?

* 5. How many years has your client lived in the U.S. (aggregate; before last entry; between last entry and apprehension)?

* 6. What is the timeline of your client's entries/re-entries/removal orders? Please be as detailed as possible including dates and locations.

* 7. Please list any close family ties to the U.S. (including U.S. citizen children). If none, please indicate.

* 8. Please list any close community or business ties to the U.S. If none, please indicate.

* 9. Does your client have particular vulnerabilities (for example, are they victims of abuse or fleeing danger in their home country)? If none, please indicate.

* 10. Did your client experience any abusive or inappropriate behavior or comments by Border Patrol or other CBP personnel?

* 11. Attorney Contact Information