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  •  His imprisonment was triggered when he stated (6+ / 0-)

    that he intended to apply for a work permit. You say that when you are trying to enter as a tourist and you will get just this treatment. Stupid rules? Yes. Totally inappropriate response and treatment? Yes. Did he receive bad information at the Consulate? Quite likely, this guy seems to have plenty of education and history in the States.

    You have to be EXTREMELY careful what you say at immigration. For example, if you are entering on a tourist visa and you tell the officer that you are here to visit your boyfriend you are in big trouble. If you have ever overstayed or even visited countries that the U.S. does not have friendly relations with (and your passport shows this) I would not even attempt to come here unless you want to see the inside of a jail cell. Maybe one day this will change, but who knows at this point? The fear has taken over.

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