Wednesday 13 December 2017

Pensioner should take 'staycation'

David Herman (Letters, January 16) was refused entry to the United States because his "passport was rejected on a new and purely technical ground". This can only mean that he either did not find out the requirements before travelling or did not bother to comply.

He states that the measures are "nonsensical" and the people who enforce them are "hostile". He describes the attempts to enforce normal regulations as "intimidation of a couple of pensioners". Does he thinks that pensioners should be considered above suspicion? Maybe he wants to be allowed to travel with his bus pass.

He then seems to suggest that because US security made a mistake (albeit a big one when a man boarded a flight with a bomb) they should wave security measures for pensioners.

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