posted on Jan, 10 2008 @ 11:59 AM
There is a huge difference in the attitudes of Security in East Coast Airports vs the West. I shudder whenever I have to go to the East. It is clearly
a personal problem and not a policy problem. That does not excuse their behavior however. In West Coast Airports the Security are polite, explain
everything as they proceed and seem almost embarrassed by the whole procedure. In East Coast Airports they are rude, mean, pushy and clearly enjoy
A couple of years ago in Orlando when I was in line their were two Security people blocking the line discussing peoples attire loudly and saying
things like look at him, he's got to be some kind of criminal or look how she looks, she should be stopped just for how she looks. The people doing
the Security Searches were pushing people physically and generally yelling at them.
As far as this woman goes, she deserved to be disallowed from entering but she should have been well treated. That part was completely unnecessary.
Since she overstayed her Visa perhaps with that kind of attitude her story may need to be taken with a grain of salt. You don't just overstay a Visa
flippantly and expect to be welcomed in the future. When you visit a Country and break its laws you cant expect to be popular with the authorities.
Sounds like a Spears type moment to me.
Overstay a Visa in many Countries and you go to Prison. I know people try to hide that fact because they hate America but try doing that in Mexico and
enjoy a stint in a cage in the ground while you use a coffee can for a toilet. I hear other Countries are worse. I had a friend catch Hepatitis in
Mexico and they arrested him, threw him in a hole in the ground for a few days and then expelled him from the Country. Why, because he caught
Hepatitis in a dirty Cantina. I understand in Turkey or Iran you can disapear forever.