How a New Zealander was treated in the United States

A New Zealand woman was travelling back to the States to join her partner for the final six months of their stay there. She was detained at the border, and sent home. The experience was very unpleasant and distressing for her, but even more so for other women who had been detained, seemingly for the terrible crime of travelling, working, just living while Latina.

The story is on Shakesville. You should read it.

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3 responses to “How a New Zealander was treated in the United States

  1. Gawd that’s just awful. It makes Americans sound utterly paranoid…which I suppose they are.

  2. Wow what a sobering story. I can’t understand why doing some simple verification wasn’t an option?

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