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Grandpa was allowed through Customs but Grandma was detained due to irregularities in her documents.

The US has gone through spasms of xenophobia for a long time. In 1980, a Lebanese citizen coworker and his wife took a trip to Lebanon. On their return, Afif, who had a current visa, was allowed in, no problem, but they rousted his wife. The twist was, his wife was a native born US citizen.

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