I was happy when I had to go to America, until 5/11
Not anymore. I will leave to San Francisco on Monday. I will arrive at the immigration and live once again my nightmare. Last year I was brutally questioned, refused the immigration and sent back to Italy. And now everytime I have to go it is a nightmare.
I'm a good guy. I remember that day (may 11). I went to America as usual to do research for some articles: I'm a journalist, that's my fault. As usual I frankly said why I was entering the States: "I'm a journalist", I said. Because it is the truth. If I had said "I'm a tourist" I would heve entered. But I didn't lie. And I didn't have the special visa that journalists need to get in the States.
I entered the States many times before, without a visa and always telling the truth. So I thought that the visa was preferred but not required.
I was sent back. I got a visa. And now I can enter the States. But every time it's a nightmare: they ask questions, they look at me as if I was a bad guy trying to cheat them, then they let me in but they seem to think that they could send me back at any moment.
I asked why. It seems that they have on their system information about me saying that I was trying to enter the States without the visa and that I knew that I needed a visa. Thus, I will need a visa forever and I will have my nighmare forever when entering the States.
When they got this information and they sentenced me to this pain, I didn't have a loyer, and was not allowed to make a phone call. Is this democracy? I mean: they can do this with suspected terrorist. But they shouldn't do this to people that tells the truth and just has not a visa that didn't seem to be necessary until last year... It seems absurd to me!
And now I have to go back there, for the fourth time, with my new visa: waiting for the nightmare to begin.