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Old Aug 9, 07, 9:13 pm
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TransitJohn
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: LAR
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Angry Consistently flagged by Immigration on reentering the USA

I fly internationally for work in oilfield services once or twice per month. For the last 6 months, EVERY SINGLE TIME I've reentered the USA, I've been flagged going through Immigration/Passport control. The reason? I have, "a common name." John is my given name, with a common Anglo family name. Like about 100 million other Americans. This isn't security. I asked in IAH, all the way in the back room, and was told that they will from now on flag everyone with a common name, to check for warrants so they can arrest you on the spot. Feeling safe yet???
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