Photon Guy wrote:
So I was thinking, President Trump has put a hold on immigration from certain countries in the middle east. If somebody from any of those countries wants to come to the USA they could simply go from their country to a country that isn’t banned from immigration to the USA and then from there go to the USA. For instance, lets say there’s somebody from Iraq, one of the countries that has an immigration hold on it, who wants to come to the USA. They could go to Saudi Arabia which does not have an immigration hold and from there go to the USA. So people could exploit that loophole by taking that extra step.
If you are an Iraqi, and say you’re lucky enough to get out alive and legally, you don’t just show up in another country. In your scenario, Saudi Arabia must issue you a visa to come to their country. Arriving in Saudi Arabia, they know you are Iraqi. To travel onto the US, legally, requires a visa issued before you set foot here.
Illegally, it’s another story. Phony docs may get you to Central America, bribing Customs along the way, you go North to Mexico & then into the US.
If you are an illegal and are caught, when questioned they will determine where you are from. Mannerisms, customs, language, slang, accents identify you.
A passport issued by your native country doesn’t allow you to leave, it allows you to come home! The “travel ban” mainly affected those had been in the US but were abroad and wanted to re-enter the US.
Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:15 pm