Welcome to America

/ 5 June 2004

Thanks to Simson Garfinkel and the Tech Review for pointing out an appalling story about a journalist from the UK who was detained in LA. Apparently our new security regulations require that anyone who is reporting for foreign media of any kind needs a special visa to enter the US. The reporter who tells the story has been a permanent US resident, her husband is a US citizen, and her daughter was born in NYC. Nonetheless she was held in handcuffs, etc. for close to 24 hours before being deported. Imagine what stories we do not have access to, since journalists not under the control of our monopoly media no longer have easy access to the US.