Border Crossing 


4/1 “LOS ANGELES – City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Friday that he was denied a security clearance to areas at Los Angeles International Airport controlled by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and is appealing the decision.” :

3/31 11 year old and 20 year old sisters denied entrance to US on a two month visit to their monther. “”The authorities did not let them through because supposedly, they were coming to stay, but they are only coming for two months, no more,” Gomez Lopez said at Logan Airport on Thursday.” :

3/29 “Federal authorities have detained an Iranian woman in an Oregon jail even though she has a tourist visa to visit her family in the US, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. The detention of Alia Ghandi at the Portland airport has renewed fears that agents with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are targeting travelers from Muslim-majority countries despite the fact that federal courts have repeatedly blocked Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban.”” :

3/22 “The official watchdog of the Department of Homeland Security is investigating alleged misconduct by immigration officials at US airports as a result of Donald Trump’s stalled travel ban on people from majority-Muslim countries.” :

3/19 “The former Greenville police chief, a regular overseas traveler, said he was accustomed to being welcomed back into the United States by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers “with a warm smile and the usual, ‘Welcome home sir.’ ” But, he says, when he flew back from his mother’s 80th birthday party in Paris, the officer instead asked whether he was traveling alone and then said, “Let’s take a walk.””  :

3/10 Muhammad Ali Jr stopped at airport coming into US, along with his mother, and again flying domestically:

3/3  “The 28-year-old was shocked when, according to an interview Omin gave to CNN, he was told by border officials that he didn’t “look like an engineer” and was subsequently held for over three hours to prove his identity.” :

2/26 “Henry Rousso is one of France’s most preeminent scholars and public intellectuals. Last week, as the historian attempted to enter the United States to attend an academic symposium, he was detained for more than 10 hours — for no clear reason.” :
2/13 Australian children’s author Mem Fox detained and accused (incorrectly) of having the wrong visit:

2/? CBP demanding passwords to smartphones at border crossings:

2/10 Denied entry to the US because of Islamic prayers on her phone:

2/3 “He was held for an hour after customs agents saw in his diplomatic passport that he had been to Iran in 2014. Bondevik said his passport also clearly indicated that he was the former PM of Norway. “Of course I fully understand the fear of letting terrorists come into this country,” he told ABC7. “It should be enough when they found that I have a diplomatic passport, [that I’m a] former prime minister.”” :

1/31 “The White House has said a five-year-old boy was detained for more than four hours and reportedly handcuffed at an airport because he posed a “security risk”. The boy, reportedly a US citizen with an Iranian mother, was one of more than 100 people detained following President Donald Trump’s immigration order. In a press briefing, Mr Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer was unrepentant about the incident.”” :


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