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Monday, 5 April 2010
Not waiving but drowning

Recently I applied to enter the United States under the Visa Waiver Programme. This requires completion of an online form with some sensible questions about "communicable diseases", criminal convictions and so forth, to which the "right" answer is no. Then there was this one:

Are you seeking entry to engage in criminal or immoral activities?

I wonder if any immoral person has answered yes, and if so whether his honesty made up for his planned moral turpitude. For criminals, the correct answer to the question is, obviously, "That's for me to know and you to find out."

Posted on 04/05/2010 12:34 PM by Mary Jackson
5 Apr 2010

When I visited the U.K., I was not asked if I would engage in immoral activities, nor would I have pledged not to.  Immoral by whose standards?

This U.S. policy is an outrage.  There should be no limit on the number of British women intending to engage in immoral activities allowed entry to our shores.

5 Apr 2010
Hugh Fitzgerald

They're letting her in? There goes the neighbo(u)rhood.

5 Apr 2010
Send an emailMary Jackson

There was no space on the form for "mission civilisatrice". And I'm not sure if the English disease is communicable.

5 Apr 2010
Esmerelda Weatherwax

You ain't seen nothin' yet,
Baby, you just ain't seen nothin' yet,

You ain't bin around.

6 Apr 2010
Send an emailciccio

Bit of an improvement from many years ago when they wanted to know if you were homosexual or a communist.

10 Sep 2010
Paul Blaskowicz

"Are you seeking entry to engage in criminal or immoral activities?"
Sole purpose of visit.

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