Rachel Nabors

I went on holiday in the US, with all of the correct paperwork, had my fingerprints taken, was “randomly selected” for security checks on every internal flight, forced to drop my trousers to my ankles in front of hundreds of people in the middle of Chicago airport, twice taken to a room where I had to strip naked and even threatened with arrest when I asked one security official why all of the non-American passengers had a “SSS” printed on their boarding passes.

I don’t judge the whole of the US by those incidents and apart from the arrest threat (which was just silly) I understood that the officials were just doing their jobs, keeping other passengers and their country safe.

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