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    Entering the US in trump's America

    There have been plenty of stories floating around facebook and the like recently of individuals reporting their tribulations in coming to the US or returning to the US. Obviously everything is anecdotal since I doubt anyone has done a study to determine if the treatment is getting worse or just getting more press in light of the muslim ban. But then this came across my feed. Reading between the lines it sounds as though Mr. Khan was notified that his Global Entry status has been revoked and he, therefore, decided not to travel to Canada and potentially subject himself to a grueling re-entry process. Since he didn't go we'll never know if that would have indeed happened. But the fact that he made the decision not to go shows that the fear and intimidation that the Trump administration intends to instill in people is working. Making America great again, indeed.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/0...toronto-235727

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    We are flying to Toronto in may to visit our daughter and son in law. Our tickets were just over 1000 total - round trip for two of us. That's half of the typical cost. It's obvious that many people are choosing to avoid travel to and from the USA whenever possible.

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    That story sounds odd to me. Mr Khan is an American citizen and has been for over 30 years. He doesn't say who told him his travel privileges are under review and no news organizations have been able to verify any basic facts regarding the matter. I think a little skepticism is in order.
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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montre...visa-1.4011202

    Canadian woman en route to Vermont spa denied entry to U.S., told she needs immigrant visa

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    I think all of this noise about immigration and having documents n order is a good way to make those with ideas of illegal entry from south of our borders think twice before coming here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I think all of this noise about immigration and having documents n order is a good way to make those with ideas of illegal entry from south of our borders think twice before coming here.
    Yes, because God knows we don't need more food handlers or farm workers here...

    It wasn't Mexicans who plotted 9-11 or any other act of terrorism, so I none of this is "keeping America safe." It's just a policy designed to harass and intimidate workers who have employers willing to overlook pesky details to get cheap labor.

    We really need a robust guest worker program in this country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    That story sounds odd to me. Mr Khan is an American citizen and has been for over 30 years. He doesn't say who told him his travel privileges are under review and no news organizations have been able to verify any basic facts regarding the matter. I think a little skepticism is in order.
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...bal-entry.html

    If this article is to be believed it is likely that he did have his Global Entry revoked. Time will tell if it's true, and if it's indeed a systemic thing targeting muslims but given the petty vindictiveness of trump it wouldn't surprise me if Khan was targeted for this.

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    My DIL is from Poland and decided to get her US citizenship so she would not have any issues since she goes there to visit. So she passes the test 100% and then the agent tells her if she wants to change her name back to her maiden name she can do so now for free. She tells him she does not want to and about 3 different times he tries to talk her into it. Then he prints out a form and tells her to sign it. She reads it first and it states she wants to change her name. She does not sign and tells him the paper is wrong. He then prints one with her married name and she signs. The 4 of us could not figure out why he would try to talk her into doing that. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    Any ideas?
    Misunderstanding? Perhaps a ploy to catch those who would fake a marriage simply for the fast track to citizenship?
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    They have been married for 8 years. She speaks English very well so I don't see how she could have misunderstood. It is weird.

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