Skip to comments.U.S. immigration bosses wreck 9-year-old British boy's dream trip to Disneyland (flight risk)
Posted on 01/16/2011 7:00:46 PM PST by bronxville
U.S. immigration bosses wreck 9-year-old British boys dream trip to Disneyland
Like any normal nine-year-old, meeting Mickey Mouse and friends at Disneyland would have turned Micah Strachan's birthday into the fairytale he had only ever dreamed of.
But a surprise trip, arranged by his grandparents, was cruelly dashed when U.S. immigration officials turned him away - because they claimed he was a flight risk.
Kathy and Edward Francis spent months planning every detail of the 'holiday of a lifetime' to Florida to celebrate grandson Micah's tenth birthday. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1347705/U-S-immigration-bosses-wreck-9-year-old-British-boy-s-dream-trip-Disneyland.html#ixzz1BG0qJaVO
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Nope, the ones who got him a South African passport as a British citizen did.
His South African passport may have been the problem.
The Department of Homely Security is probably more interested in interdicting nascent “white terrorists” than going after Islamic maniacs.
My guess is if his name was Mohammad Akbar Al-Jihad, they never would have bothered him.
Actually, I think the question is, why is he trying to fly on a South African passport, if he’s British.
I don’t think the suspicion is that he’s a terrorist, but that if he is allowed into the country, he might not leave.
Is this kid a mooselimb ?>
Anarcho-tyranny in action. Google the term.
Something stinks about this. His parents can drive to Disney from Britain.
“Kathy and Edward Francis spent months planning every detail of the ‘holiday of a lifetime’ to Florida to celebrate grandson Micah’s tenth birthday...”
Every detail except ensuring that his passport was in order. Idiots.
And if Immigration DID let him in and he overstayed, people would be whining, years from now, that ICE did not do it’s job.
Check the average winter weather in EuroDisney vs. U.S. Disney, either location. Get back to us.
Why did they think this kid was any greater flight risk than any other 9 year old boy?
I'm no expert, but I don't think he would need a visa if he held a British passport.
“Tessa Jowell, Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, has hit back at the U.S. authorities, saying...”
Is Michael Savage still banned from the UK? If so, then I don’t want to hear whining from their government.
If he just comes thru Mexico there would be no problem.
If he’s going to Disneyland, why on Earth is he flying to Florida?
The mix-up is Disney LAND which is in California, and Disney WORLD, which is in Florida. I always remember the difference because I worked for a rental car company for two years, and WDW is one of the abbreviations for Orlando rental car locations.
If the wasn't using the sarcastic font, are you sure you are on the right site? Have you considered one that promotes "social fairness"
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