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Seeing things the wrong way round — 2 Comments

  1. What a well-turned post. And comforting; I’m off to the US myself in a few weeks, for only the second time ever and the first since 9/11, and filling in all the travel authorization forms (in which I had to agree that I have no right of appeal at all if some border official doesn’t like the look of me and sends me straight back to Ireland) was making me feel pretty unfriendly.

  2. I recoiled at completing the ESTA form – feeling there was no presumption of innocence, but I have really been astonished at the courtesy and warmth we have encountered everywhere. Wearing a Leinster rugby jersey yesterday, I even experienced complete strangers coming and talking to me.

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