SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – Immigration authorities successfully blocked the entry of a terrorist into the United States today. It happened at the San Francisco International Airport.
A man with limited English skills was presenting his passport and visa when the immigration officer asked what the purpose of his visit to America was. He then requested the assistance of an interpreter.
After the interpreter briefly talked to the incoming passenger, he said the man was a terrorist. Immediately, the immigration officer cancelled the man’s visa and sent him back on the first available flight out of San Francisco.
It turns out that what the man wanted to say was that he was a tourist, not a terrorist.
Moral of the story: when dealing with immigration authorities, forget interpreters. Use sign language instead.
HERE is the encounter caught on CCTV.