The irony isn’t lost on Mem Fox. The author of books advocating tolerance and acceptance was detained by U.S. immigration officials as she arrived in America to give a talk about the importance of tolerance and acceptance. ... Fox was on her way from Australia to a conference in Milwaukee on Feb. 6, scheduled to speak about this very theme, when she was detained by immigration officers at Los Angeles International Airport. She was held for just under two hours, she says, and aggressively questioned about her visa status.Meanwhile, in Texas:
A French historian on his way to a conference in Texas was detained for 10 hours by US border officials and threatened with deportation.Our country is presenting a very ugly face to the world.
Not counting Canada and Mexico, this country received over 38 million visitors in 2015. Those people spend money, about $4,400 per visit.
These stories have a ripple effect. The Customs goons are having a real economic impact, over what they already have had.