Myself planning trip by coming week to Portland,USA. I carry laptop with a sticker "NSA Monitoring device". Is there any chance for getting arrested or refusing visa at transit due to the sticker.

Sample image which was placed over at My laptop

the sample image which placed above on my laptop was similar.My friends scares me that i might be arrested for that,Anyone faced situation like this before?Looking forward community suggestions.

Note : The obvious solution would be skipping laptop which i am thinking as last choice,Looking forward from fellow travelers for best advice.Also please refer laws incase of any reference to it.Thanks

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    Legality aside, this is just a stupid idea. Don't antagonize immigration and customs officials. Their job is already hard enough as it is. – Robert Columbia Oct 18 '18 at 11:42
  • You could get a bigger sticker and put it over this sticker. – RedBaron Oct 18 '18 at 11:53
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    If you want to be perfectly safe, don't bring this sticker. But it is very unlikely that you will be asked to show your laptop anyway. – Michael Hampton Oct 18 '18 at 12:38
  • isn't it like wearing a FBI tourist t-shirt? – Max Oct 18 '18 at 12:54
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    You can even go to the NSA museum and gift shop and buy a jacket with the NSA logo. – Michael Hampton Oct 18 '18 at 17:57

Arrest? No.

Understand, however, that there is a CBP policy that they can search your electronic devices. As in they will demand you unlock your device and let them search (likely copy) the data on your device(s), and will detain you until you do. That inexplicably happened to a NASA engineer.

If I were you, I'd avoid poking that bear. Someone in CBP might see the sticker and demand a search. If you object, they'll point to the sticker and say "Well, you claim it's already been searched..."

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