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Immigration Officials and Awards Shows

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Ah, those arts experts at our immigration agencies again managed to impress again tonight. The appalling requests for evidence and denials some of the country's most talented performers and athletes receive aren't enough. It seems like every time there is a major awards show, we learn that someone got hassled getting a visa or trying to get past CBP at the airport. Tonight's honoree was no other than Emmy recipient Abi Morgan, the writer of the superb BBC series The Hour. Apparently, the CBP officer thought she was a big liar when she claimed she was a nominee and coming to the awards ceremony. Because that's the kind of claim that people make to a border official when they're trying to enter the country. Yup.

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Updated 09-22-2013 at 10:35 PM by GSiskind

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  1. Hownow's Avatar
    Maybe the CBP Officer spends too much time watching Reality TV to realize that there are shows with actual writers?
  2. George Chell's Avatar
    Not only are we not bringing in necessary foreign talent, but our State Department is also encouraging Americans whose skills are in shortage here to move to Canada...this has to be a new....

    http://www.pgfreepress.com/news/224307011.html
  3. George Chell's Avatar
    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/23/20661666-as-economy-rebounds-illegal-immigration-on-the-rise?lite
  4. George Chell's Avatar
    http://news.yahoo.com/court-applicants-wrongly-denied-us-citizenship-162059521.html

    And look at all the haters not different from those who tweeted after Ms. America!
  5. Sooraja's Avatar
    The only thing that I have done that is not mitigated by luck, diminished by good fortune, is that I persisted, and other people gave up. http://goo.gl/yJ0fts
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