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Subject: Re: New Visa Issues for the US
From: francis augustus <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:francis augustus <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:39:45 +1100
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some idea of what it’s like:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/28/in-that-moment-i-loathed-america-i-loathed-the-entire-country <https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/28/in-that-moment-i-loathed-america-i-loathed-the-entire-country>

John Augustus (sydney)


> On 11 Mar 2017, at 1:25 PM, Mark Bednar <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> It is not just people from the six targeted countries who are being turned away at the borders:
> https://news.artnet.com/art-world/gallerist-denied-entry-us-trump-travel-ban-argentina-875513
> 
> 
>      From: Donald Levine <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask] 
> Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 7:18 PM
> Subject: Re: New Visa Issues for the US
> 
> Years ago, after 9-11, I remember a few years later, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
> was really hasselled getting a Visa and also when she landed in the US.
> She was given a hard time, informed the people at Immigration that she was
> a Dame Commander of the British Empire and still had problems.  She was
> giving a concert somewhere out west and informed her audience that she was
> having double thoughts about returning to the US because of the
> difficulties she was receiving.  I'm sure things haven't changed much.  I
> travel a lot, an awful lot and sometimes they treat me like shit and my
> usual response is if they do this to me, a born and bred American, what do
> they do to foreigners.  A few years ago returning from an afternoon in
> Windsor Ontario, I crossed back to Detroit by car and receive a welcome as
> if I was the Lord High Executioner of Al Queda.  What was I doing in Canada
> for four hours?  Who goes there for lunch?  I also had problems when I was
> in Buffalo last year and returning through Niagara Falls, NY, I presented
> my passport to one of the idiots on our side of the border and he asked me
> if I was a US Citizen and where I was born.  The putz had my passport!  So,
> yes, I wonder how foreign artists will be treated.
> 
> Donald
> 
> On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 4:18 PM, Michael Liebert <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>> Teach me.  I thought the ban affected only citizens of Syria, Iran, Libya,
>> Somalia, Sudan or Yemen.  How many such people were you hoping to hear sing
>> in the US in the near future?
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