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Fri Aug 4, 2017, 04:53 PM

8 German Exchange Students Denied Entry at Denver Airport

The eight German students who arrived at Denver International Airport Friday to begin four weeks learning English with host families in Salida instead received a lesson in U.S. immigration policies.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and Customs officers determined while questioning the students that they did not have the proper visas to enter the U.S., said agency spokesperson Jamie Ruiz.
Immigration officials decided the students would have to return to Germany on the next available flight on the same airline by which they arrived, which was at 5:15 p.m. Saturday. Customs and Border Patrol held the students in a room at the airport until they boarded that flight.
The debacle left the students exhausted and resulted from immigration officials applying regulations differently than they had in the past, said Salida resident Susan Masterson, who has coordinated the exchange program, Rocky Mountain Language Adventure, since 2012.
The students applied for and received traveler visa waivers to participate in the exchange program, just as other German students in the program have for the past five years.

http://www.themountainmail.com/news/article_ccf5440e-76ae-11e7-9a1d-b7701d2c235f.html?TNNoMobile

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Reply 8 German Exchange Students Denied Entry at Denver Airport (Original post)
appleannie1943 Aug 2017 OP
Eliot Rosewater Aug 2017 #1
historian Aug 2017 #7
Jake Stern Aug 2017 #2
msongs Aug 2017 #4
historian Aug 2017 #6
procon Aug 2017 #3
historian Aug 2017 #5

Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 05:00 PM

1. Personally I wish not one visitor from anywhere would come here and spend a dime

until that traitor is out of office.

The rest of the free world should boycott us

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 9, 2017, 05:23 AM

7. good luck with that

That wont resonate with the great unwashed

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 05:06 PM

2. Here's the key:

"immigration officials determined the studentsí volunteer assignments at Salida business constituted work."

Immigration rules change frequently, often without much notice. Perhaps she can find ways for these students to interact with locals without doing unpaid work as a barista?

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Response to Jake Stern (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 05:26 PM

4. students were going to wash their own clothes. uh oh sounds like work. back they go.

so sad they came all the way to the USA to run into the new gestapo

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Response to msongs (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 9, 2017, 05:20 AM

6. yes indeed

We dont call it gestapo - we call it home land security a name invented by that most stupid of men W

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 05:12 PM

3. The ripple effect of Trump's paranoid isolationism will impact far more than

just a few students.

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Wed Aug 9, 2017, 05:19 AM

5. stupid short sighted policy

Many of the people coming here to visit or to work (not counting from the poor countries whose people are driven from their countries due to our policies of interference) are usually highly educated and skilled. For example, we are denying entrance to the Indians (yes from India)_ who are mostly very technologically knowledgeable, we are merely cutting our own throats. Countries in Europe are eagerly inviting these people giving them jobs and even temporary housing.
Our middle schools are appalling and most high school graduates are unable to read or write correctly and in order to get into good universities, must take remedial courses to learn to read and write! What does that say about us?

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