Does checking a BlackBerry count as working?
September 15, 2011 1:10 PM Subscribe
Will US Immigration get upset if I take my BlackBerry with me to the US on vacation?
posted by anonymous to law & government (11 answers total)
I'm about to visit the US soon, on vacation. I would ordinarily take my BlackBerry on vacation with me, in order to check work messages once or twice a day and make sure that there are no emergencies. Can I do so without raising issues of "working" in the US?
I remember that when I was a child, the people at the immigration counter always asked my father if he had any work papers with him when we went to the US on holiday, and said that doing work in the US was strictly prohibited. Now that BlackBerries are ubiquitous, has anything changed or do I need to leave it at home?