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Rad Geek has it right on immigration - A Suburbs Boy Living a Country Life [My Flickr Photos]
November 13th, 2007
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Rad Geek has it right on immigration

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From:catskillmarina
Date:November 14th, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
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Can't agree with you more strongly on that ! The east german police saying 'Papers
please' to a traveller is like something out of a movie for most people. For me it
is simply memory of travelling through East Germany in 1973. I remember when my step
father was stuck in Poland trying to get out. I remember the real stories of people
escaping one country to another back then. Heck, the last time i helped someone go
from a dangerous repressive country to a more liberal one was 2002.


--- miri and marina of mtribe
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From:dcseain
Date:November 14th, 2007 09:39 am (UTC)
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I had to walk around in Palma de Mallorca for a day holding my passport in front of me to prove i was a foreigner in order to pass freely through one part of town, as martial law was in force there due to student unrest, but only for Spanish citizens. It was odd and unnerving to say the least. That was in the Summer of 1984.

I have an aunt from East Berlin, who went shopping in West Berlin the day the wall went up, taking some money but no ID. The Eastern gov't wouldn't let her go home, even after her parents brought her her passport, license, and money. So, she got on a plane that took her to Columbus, OH, and she became my aunt Helga.

Having read the full article, i agree with it.
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