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Be Careful What You Tweet!

Posted: May 14th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: National News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »
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The Department of Homeland Security has no sense of humor when it comes to messages broadcast over public social media networks according to USA Today.

Two British tourists were recently deported for making unwise tweets before their trip to Los Angeles.  One of the travelers apparently tweeted that he was going to “destroy America” during the trip.  It might be British slang for getting intoxicated but it’s understandable why some would see it as a threat.

Later on this same person tweeted that he was “diggin’ up Marilyn Monroe.”  He claimed it was a Family Guy reference, the Department of Homeland Security was in no laughing mood however.

As the two British travelers were passing through passport control on their way in to the States they report that they were detained, questioned, and held overnight before being placed on a plane back home.

In a statement, US Customs and Border Protection explained:

“Based on information provided by the LAX Port Authority Infoline – a suspicious activity tipline – CBP (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) conducted a secondary interview of two subjects presenting for entry into the United States.  Information gathered during this interview revealed that both individuals were inadmissible to the United States and were returned to their country of residence.”

All on account of a few tweets.

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Written by Chris Jaensch

Chris Jaensch

Attorney P. Christopher Jaensch received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 1992 and a Juris Doctor degree in 1995 from the University of Florida. While at UF, he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa Society and Florida Blue Key, the oldest and most prestigious leadership honorary in the state of Florida.

Mr. Jaensch is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Sarasota Bar Association. He has served as President of the Sarasota-Manatee International Trade Club and served as Regional Vice Chair, Tampa Bay, for the Central Florida Chapter of AILA. He was a member of City of Sarasota Charter Review Committee and has been active in several local organizations, including the influential Laurel Park Neighborhood Association in downtown Sarasota.

Mr. Jaensch has over 18 years of experience in the field of immigration and nationality law and focuses his practice on four primary categories (a) investors and entrepreneurs, (b) business executives, managers and professionals, (c) amateur and professional athletes and coaches and (d) performing artists and immigrants with extraordinary ability.

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