Every time I need to travel by plane, I run into problems at the airport. I am sent into secondary inspection, my belongings are searched, and I am sometimes detained for hours. Is there anything I can do?


It seems that, for whatever reason, your name is appearing in a U.S. Department of Homeland Security system as some type of security risk. We have seen such cases where a person had the same name as someone on a government watch list, or it could just be an error in some government system.

Regardless, the first step likely would be to file a request through DHS Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP). Review the MurthyDotCom NewsBrief, DHS Traveler Redress Inquiry Program for Screening Problems (25.Dec.2009) for details on this program. (08.Apr.2021)

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