Hmm looks like not only Muslims having problems.

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Valentine's Day plans ruined by visa cancellation

Published:Saturday | February 4, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Glenroy Sewell

A Jamaican couple had their plans to celebrate St. Valentine's Day together abruptly ruined when the boyfriend was denied landing access at Newark's Liberty airport on the night of Wednesday, January 18. Instead of spending the night in the loving arms of his sweetheart, the resident of Retirement in Montego Bay was kept in confinement at the airport, and summarily placed on the first flight back to Montego Bay the following morning.

Glenroy Sewell, 35, a chef who lives in Montego Bay, Jamaica, was on United Airlines flight 1628 from Montego Bay to Newark travelling on a 10-year US visitor's visa to spend three weeks with his fiance, Leslie Crosby, in Newark to celebrate her February 10 birthday and to celebrate St. Valentine's Day together. The lovers met in Newark on July 4, 2015 on his first visit to the United States and they have been dating since. This was only Sewell's second visit and they wanted to spend some quiet, romantic time together celebrating their new-found love for St. Valentine's week. They talk and text daily, but with living in two separate countries, they only get to be together once every few months, mostly when Leslie, who is a health care worker at a major Newark hospital, travels down to Jamaica. .

But shortly after Sewell pulled up to the arrival gate at Terminal C at Newark, a nightmare began to unfold. He told The Gleaner that once he deplaned and joined the immigration line, he started to sweat profusely. He felt OK but he had no idea why he was sweating. This attracted the attention of an immigration official who took his travel documents and pulled him from the line. He was taken to a room and questioned by seven different officials who interrogated him about drug trafficking. With every new questioning, he vehemently denied the drug allegations. His luggage was ripped apart and a full body search was conducted including an intestinal flush after he was asked to drink a fluid. No trace of any drug was found.

... His girlfriend waited - and waited!

By this time, his girlfriend was anxiously pacing the arrivals area at the terminal. It was clear that all the other passengers on the flight from Montego Bay had been whisked away by their loved ones but no sign of Sewell. Suddenly her cell phone rang. The caller identified himself as immigration and she was asked if she was expecting a visitor from Jamaica. "Yes," she said abruptly. "I am waiting for Glenroy Sewell from Montego Bay." She was further asked how long she had known him, when was the last time she saw him, her address and if he was going to stay with her. She answered all the questions and the caller said thanks and hung up.

But her wait at the airport continued with no end in sight, and still no sign of Sewell. After asking around to glean whatever little information she could, she learnt that two people from the Montego Bay flight had been kept back for 'processing'. She was advised by an unofficial source, a red cap, to go home and wait for a call. She did this, and the call came in at 9:45 PM, nearly five hours after the flight landed. It was Sewell and it was bad news. "Baby, I am still at the airport. I've been denied landing, they cancelled my visa and I will be on the first flight back in the morning. Call my brother and ask him to pick me up at midday please."

With Valentine plans shattered and hundreds of dollars wasted, the couple was left stunned, puzzled, frightened and disappointed. Sewell said he'd had very little to eat or drink in nearly 24 hours. He said the immigration officers filed a number of reports in the interrogation room. His visa was cancelled on the spot. He said that despite repeated requests, he was never told why he was being sent home. He said he was only told to go back home and secure a waiver to return to the US, or wait five years to reapply for a visa. In the meantime, Sewell's girlfriend has retained the services of an immigration attorney in New York who has requested a number of documents for immediate review.

...'I'm outraged by Donald Trump"

But while this unfortunate Glenroy Sewell incident happened just before the executive order was signed by President Trump that restricts travel for citizens from seven majority Muslim countries, there is growing concern within Jamaican communities in the New York tri-state region and beyond about how the ban may affect Jamaicans now and in the future. Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (Democrat) whose parents are Jamaican was asked about the current unease and here's what she told The Gleaner.

"I am outraged by Donald Trump's decision to prevent citizens from several countries from entering the United States. This is contrary to our values and an attack on decency itself. We are better than this. But Donald Trump's recent actions are not only contrary to our values. They are also contrary to our interests. This order will help our enemies recruit supporters, make it harder for law enforcement officials to build trust with immigrant communities here at home, and prevent us from attracting the world's top talent and creativity."

Valentine's Day plans ruined by visa cancellation | Lead Stories | Jamaica Gleaner
 

notorious saga

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My moms suppose to be visiting in June and she's worried like hell. She's saying even dual citizens have to be careful. T&T not on the list but I hope them assholes don't mess it up with their ISIS recruiting nonsense.

Everybody under the radar now.
 

8thWonder

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How in the world would a person with dual citizenship get banned?Trump and his people in TSA are just not being laxed with immigrants coming in looking to exploit their visa stay ,but really, travelers from Caribbean countries are not going to be haggled like travelers from muslim majority countries.
 

notorious saga

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How in the world would a person with dual citizenship get banned?Trump and his people in TSA are just not being laxed with immigrants coming in looking to exploit their visa stay ,but really, travelers from Caribbean countries are not going to be haggled like travelers from muslim majority countries.
Did you watch the report on MSNBC about Trinidad & Tobago? Other islands are safe but Trinidad is on the radar. not on the list but is seen as a depot for terrorism.
 

8thWonder

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Did you watch the report on MSNBC about Trinidad & Tobago? Other islands are safe but Trinidad is on the radar. not on the list but is seen as a depot for terrorism.
Well Trinidad is the exception, there have been ISIS recruits from Trinidad and from news reports and rumors there are muslim gangs in Trinidad(don't know how true it is), so what applies to Trinidad doesn't apply for other Caribbean countries.
 

Oneshot

where de crix
Well Trinidad is the exception, there have been ISIS recruits from Trinidad and from news reports and rumors there are muslim gangs in Trinidad(don't know how true it is), so what applies to Trinidad doesn't apply for other Caribbean countries.
The whole cabinet can lose their visas, we jamming still.
 

Garrison

Father Nutmeg
Security just tight for once.
Yuh ever going a party a couple mam can't get in because the fit the profile of somebody who go buss couple head. SAME THING!!
 

notorious saga

Sagattarius
Well Trinidad is the exception, there have been ISIS recruits from Trinidad and from news reports and rumors there are muslim gangs in Trinidad(don't know how true it is), so what applies to Trinidad doesn't apply for other Caribbean countries.
OPM MSNBC Correspondent’s Terrorist Statement Not Supported By Fact

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8thWonder

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OPM MSNBC Correspondent’s Terrorist Statement Not Supported By Fact

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I don't know what you trying to say boss, its not goddamn rocket science,its pretty obvious that the video backs up what I explained, Trinidad is seen as a breeding ground for terrorist, as small as it is the Trump administration has the island on its radar and is not taking any risks.

Until Trinidad subsides and clamps down on some of these radicals don't expect anything different.

The catch to this is that Trinidad might not like the US dictating how to deal with these suspected muslim extremist on their soil(thats fine),on the flipside Trinidad should not expect the US to be lax on being passively receptive to any travelers or immigrants from countries that are on ban list .
 

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Dwight Yorke denied entry to US

8:30, February 17, 2017

Dwight Yorke has reportedly been denied entry to the US, because of an Iranian stamp on his passport.

According to media reports by the Mirror, the Sun, and Metro the former Manchester United footballer was denied entry to the US on Friday morning, as per a tweet by former Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys, because he has reportedly visited Iran and has a stamp in his passport showing such.

According to Keys, Yorke had been flying into Miami.

"Well done @realDonaldTrump. Man U ambassador Dwight Yorke denied transit access to Miami cause he has Iranian stamp in passport. #crazy"

US president Donald Trump previously signed an executive order placing a travel ban on persons coming from seven countries (Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen) which the US said had terrorist ties, however the ban was reversed earlier this month.

Reasons for the Tobagonian's visit are not yet known, however the former Aston Villa, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Sydney, and Sunderland forward travels regularly as he is a club ambassador for Manchester United. He has also worked as a commentator for Sky Sports for their Barclays Premier League coverage.

Yorke previously commented that he may have been thwarted from his career goals as a football coach due to racism.
 
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