Were back.. Back in the USA.
BUT..it seams they don’t want us.
Let’s start at the beginning.. As I posted earlier this year my Visa got cancelled and I had to leave US Territory within 30 days, what we did by checking out in Ketchikan and enter Canada. In Vancouver I applied for a new Visa and got it granted without any problems.
Everything was good, I thought..
When we checked in in Bellingham the trouble started again.
The Customs and Border Protection Oficcer B. Started questioning my intensions to visit and leave the US or immigrate. He came to ZERO with two heavily armed officers and started asking a lot of question. Everytime I tried to explain our situation he said:” You have to understand that I have to decide to give you a limited time to stay or send you back to Canada tonight and cancel your visa again ”
We had to answer all his questions, doesn’t matter how personal they were. He had the power and he let us feel that.
After a long interview he called his supervisor and discussed our case. When he came back he granted us 2 Month time but no cruising license. That means we have to check in and out in every district we sail to. Which is a lot of paperwork and a lot of fees as well.
And we can skip our plans to travel and enjoy the beauty of the Westcoast. Now we have to hurry, make longer legs and sail passed destination we wanted to visit. That sucks!
What we don’t understand is why a great nation like Amerika treats their visitors like criminals.
We never committed any crimes, we never asked for a single dollar, we spend a lot of money in the US economy during our refit of ZERO and our travelling and just wanted another 6 month of time to cruise the Westcoast and finish some work on ZERO.
Do we ask for too much?
I am personally very disappointed about the American Officials and hope noone ever treats you like that. It must be another species of Humans because any other American we met wad very nice, it just a couple officials who ruins it.
At the moment we don’t know how to deal with that at all.
If you have any idea which might help us, please let us know.
Ahoi from Bellingham, over and out.