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Rendered Stateless?

Reader comment on item: U.S. Improvising on Security Five Years After 9/11

Submitted by ghw (United States), Sep 5, 2006 at 22:36

Regarding the Ismails who were bared from entering the plane in Hong kong: It seems to me that they were not necessarily excluded from the USA. They were merely excluded from the plane as a deemed security risk to all the other passengers. Now, if they were to find some other means of travel, that may well be another matter. They could travel by sea, of course, or they could go to Canada or Mexico and then enter the country by land.

Therefore, to claim they were being refused entry to the country and thereby rendered stateless is not precisely so. They were only refused entry to the plane. Also, they could have been approved if they had submitted to the FBI interview. They refused, so that was their decision and they had to bear the consequences of it.


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