Read this Eurosavant post for his thoughts on how French visitors to the US are treated.

I would have to divide in half whatever Le Figaro or most of the French press reports about these incidents. But I don't doubt that it's going on, that it's targeted and that even unexaggerated it's outrageous.

Especially read the comment from a young French woman who tells a truly grotesque story of her own experience as a guest of the wonderful immigration people in Chicago. More sad confirmation of my belief that immigration officers are specifically directed to produce answers from any and all they interrogate by being deliberately rude and provocative. Hiring petty tyrants and sadists for the job doesn't hurt their purposes, either.

Welcome to America, ma'am.

Steve | 18:28 |