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Why I Will Never, Ever, Go Back to the United States

Niels Gerson Lohman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Niels Gerson Lohman

I have been cursed at a Chinese border. In Dubai, my passport was studied by three veiled women for over an hour and my suitcase completely dismembered. In the Philippines I had to bribe someone in order to get my visa extended for a few days. But never, ever, will I return to the United States of America.

Customs Makes Major Change As Result Of Boston Bombing

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department ordered border agents to verify that every international student who arrives in the U.S. has a val...

Teen's Creative High School Dance Proposal Prompts Federal Probe

Posted 09.21.2012 | Education

It’s not every day a high school dance invitation prompts a federal investigation, but such was the case last week at Patriot High School in Nokesvi...

Proposed Change To U.S. Customs Policy Would Respect Gay Couples

Nadine Smith | Posted 05.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Nadine Smith

Big news for gay couples returning from travel abroad: the days of being being humiliated at the border may soon be over. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is proposing a revision to its regulations that would allow gay couples to fill out a single form as a family.

Shooting Blanks: The Ailing Fight Against Gun Trafficking

The Center for Public Integrity | John Solomon, David Heath, Ricardo Sandoval Palos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Jan. 14, 2010, federal border patrol agents stopped two men driving a car through the border-crossing town of Columbus, New Mexico. Inside the vehi...

U.S. Immigration Agent Killed In Mexico

AP | KATHERINE CORCORAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Gunmen who shot up an SUV carrying two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, killing one, knew they were attacking law ...

Jacob Appelbaum, Wikileaks Volunteer, Was Detained At The U.S. Border For Three Hours

Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jacob Appelbaum, a Seattle-based volunteer hacker for Wikileaks, touched down at Newark Internation Airport in New Jersey on his way back from Holland...

If I Had Crashed the White House Party, I Would Be in Guantanamo by Now

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Sedaei

Many of us were frustrated by the Patriot Act and the way in which it led to profiling and discrimination against minorities during the Bush administration. President Bush is gone, but his legacy lives on.

Terrorism State Lottery Winners: Not Welcome in the Secure Homeland

Denis Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Denis Campbell

If you hold a passport from countries considered to be "state sponsors of terrorism" or "countries of interest," don't plan on making your connecting flight to your final destination inside the USA.

Promoting America

Jonathan Tisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jonathan Tisch

When travel declines, we lose an opportunity to create jobs and economic growth in our city and in communities across America. Today, that is something we just can't afford.

New Rules For Laptop Searches At U.S. Border

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday put new restrictions on searches of laptops at U.S. borders to address concerns that federal a...

Microsoft Helps Nab $900M Piracy Ring

AP | JESSICA MINTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SEATTLE — Near-perfect knockoffs of 21 different Microsoft programs began surfacing around the world just over a decade ago. Soon, PCs in more ...