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Consistently flagged by Immigration on reentering the USA

Consistently flagged by Immigration on reentering the USA

Old Aug 9, 07, 9:13 pm
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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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Old Aug 10, 07, 3:47 pm
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A Mexican friend of mine with a green card has the same name as a drug lord. It's like the most common name in Mexico. It takes me 4 hrs to re-enter the country every time. He even has a letter from the Mexican goverment saying This Is Not The Droid You're Looking For.
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Old Aug 10, 07, 4:14 pm
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I found the process on CBP's website to protest and try to clear this up....but I'm kind of afraid to initiate it.
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