My Experience With A U.S. Customs Secondary Screening

I flew into Baltimore-Washington International airport in June of this year. After deboarding, I had to wait in line for an electronic kiosk to ask me questions I already answered on the paper U.S. Customs form I received on the airplane. The kiosk took a picture of me from what seemed like a one megapixel camera and printed out a slip that I had to give to the Customs agent. This time around, I noticed the slip had a gigantic X on it. I imagine they used a more subtle code in the past but the agents routinely missed it.

I waited in another line to be seen by an agent whose arms were covered in tattoos. Perhaps our government has generously offered ex-gangbangers the opportunity to turn their life around with a Federal job. He asked me no questions. He typed in a few sentences with two fingers, scribbled a code on the paper, and then let me pass onto the baggage claim. After retrieving my bag, I went into another line and handed off the slip of paper to the final agent. I already knew what was coming—I would get a secondary screening.

The new agent, also with tattoos on his arms, directed me to sit down in a waiting area. He yelled at an old Asian lady to take his spot at the line so that he could deal with me. He fiddled with a computer terminal for five minutes before calling me up. I handed over my passport but the computer system was down. He couldn’t get it to work. He was powerless to act and had to leave the terminal. Another agent, this time an Asian male with only one arm tattoo in cursive script, came to the terminal and got things working.

If you believe the propaganda, Customs and TSA agents are trained with advanced psychological techniques that can predict terrorism and other criminal behavior by identifying suspicious behavioral patterns. Did your left eye twitch at the same time your nose flared? You’re hiding something! Or maybe not, because the agents didn’t even make eye contact with me. If you asked them for the color of my eyes, they wouldn’t know. They followed the computer screen to know how to deal with me, a suspicious citizen who for some reason—probably terroristic—had decided not to live in the United States.

“Where have you been since you last left?” the agent asked.

I stated the Eastern European country I live in.

“Where do you live?”

“Same country.”

“Did you buy anything abroad?”

“A shot glass and a bar of dark chocolate.”

“What do you do?” he asked, still staring at the screen.

“I have an internet business.”

“What kind of internet business?”

“I maintain web sites that sell advertising and products.”

The IRS already knows what I do, so I wondered why Customs also had to know. Their computers must not be linked. A part of me wanted to resist the questioning. I wanted to say, “Why do you want to know what I do?” But I was tired. I was on the road for eighteen hours. Communist interrogators in the Lubyanka have long known to deprive their victims of sleep to weaken their will, a technique that the American military and spy agencies use themselves. I wouldn’t last a minute under a real interrogation.

And what if I did resist? The agent, who may have 8 IQ points more than a Walmart clerk—a quip that is sure to guarantee more secondary screenings for me in the future—would be relieved at finding someone he can exercise his power on. Will they confiscate my laptop for kicks or maybe delay my ability to exit the airport for a couple more hours? Even if I win the battle, the system would remain in place. The computer algorithm would keep telling the agents who to hassle, and nothing would change unless it came from the top.

I wondered if they were asking me stupid questions to get me to submit to them, to make me love Big Brother. No, that can’t be it, because then they would do it to others at a far greater frequency. They really want to know where I get my money. Some genius in the State department must think that criminals can be rooted out by asking someone for their profession. He didn’t even ask me what my web sites were. If I had lied, which would have been a Federal crime, how would he discover the lie without following up?

The agent typed for several minutes, far more words than than the dozen or so I said to him, before wishing me a good evening. He never looked at the stamps in my passport or examined my bag.

I’ve now had “secondary” twice in the United States. You’d think there would be some trust for a fellow citizen arriving to his homeland, but in a country where anyone can be made a citizen, and when your neighbor can be from halfway across the world, bringing with him habits that seem strange, such as cooking goat heads, trust is no longer possible. Soon everyone must be treated like a criminal. I suppose it holds true that no matter what type of prison you’re entering, whether encased in bars or open air, the guards are required to ask questions and check you for contraband.

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hankerow
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Your neighbor is from half way across the world…don’t talk to them…you already avoid eye contact with your white neighbor who lived next door to you for the past 8 years should you see him at the mail box…

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Interesting but what do you think of this article Roosh? http://culturewhiz.org/forum/topic/what-is-the-manosphere

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you’ll probably need to ‘incentivize’ him to do reviews for you.

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“You’d think there would be some trust for a fellow citizen arriving to his homeland, but in a country where anyone can be made a citizen, and when your neighbor can be from halfway across the world, bringing with him habits that seem strange, such as cooking goat heads, trust is no longer possible.”

Very perceptive and says so much. A great many of Anglo-Saxon liberties came from us being fairly settled and homogenous societies. Ideas such as local magistrates collapse when your neighbour arrived yesterday from Nigeria.

Moreover this is a reflection of how the post-1950s left always wants to have the cake, eat it and suffer no consequences. In Europe for example Mad Merkel went along with the “build bridges, not walls” nonsense. And what is the result? Europe failed to build walls at the border so now has to build walls inside their countries. Many famous tourist sites are these days surrounded by big concrete barricades.

A few years ago I was returning a car that I had hired. I got the the drop off point and was greeted by an Indian (ie East Indian or Pakistani) who just would not accept the return and insisted I take it back to another place. Eventually I couldn’t be bothered to argue and did so. When I got there the manager came out and rolled his eyes when I explained – he had been sent there to deal with this particular problem. The Indian had taken out the franchise and realised that if he quoted a lower price than everyone else, every customer would nominate his drop off point to return to, he got a bonus and then he refused to take them so he did no work. It was just a loophole waiting for someone to exploit and he spotted it a mile off. In countries like India one can’t leave any loophole or abse anything on trust.

Western life has always had many nice loopholes – and most of us just behaved honorably and didn’t exploit them if we knew it was dishonest or would cause trouble for others. The alternative is to assume everyone is a crook, give up liberty and trust and live a life like a third world country.

Well now we are bringing in millions of people from third world nations and have been doing so for decades. And their cultures will displace ours. As is often the case with something special one inherits we won’t really understand what we had until it is lost forever.

Cause and effect. Some actions have inevitable consequences. This concept is something most men readily grasp. It is something many women refuse to because in their own life they have always found perception to matter more than reality. Letting women vote was sheer amdness and this was one result. Bringing in replacement numbers of third world immigrants was always going to inevitably destroy the west but women voted for it anyway because it felt good and nice and they assumed that any problems could be nagged away or a man could be made to fix the mess. Perhaps all those men who built civilization, from the Roman Empire right through the British Empire, who virtually all agreed that women should never be allowed to vote or run for office, were actually cleverer than we are.

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You are probably on the list because your first and last name are Persian. We have one family member born in Iran, Christian and not an ethnic Persian. Every time we travel, only he is called for “random secondary questioning”, like clockwork. Maybe if you wear a big cross, it might help; we haven’t had him try that yet.

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He is on the list because his name is in several alphabet agency databases courtesy of his high profile blogging and the UK Gov’t. GCHQ and Homeland Security are constantly sharing data. Roosh said naughty Bad Feelz words about wah-men so he is barred from the UK.

If you think this information is not tied to his passport you haven’t been paying attention. At least you CAN travel Rooshy. I was popped for a nice trumped up weapons charge by the Stasi and so now I CAN’T leave to many Western nations including Canada. Open Air Prison indeed…

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Canada is a Trudeau faggot feminist shithole. You’d be glad not to have stepped foot in Toronto (other than for the escorts and bitchez of course).

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In many aspects women in Canada and in Toronto are indeed becoming better than in notoriously popular Russia and Ukraine.

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You are probably right that they target him for his political opinions. However, people associated with Iran are also harassed by the TSA, but not to the same extent as Roosh; this is just to harass anyone associated with a country that doesn’t get with the globalist program, not because of religion. I doubt Saudis are harassed; that is because their government is with the globalist program.

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Being in those databases is analogous to being on the Sexual Predators List, if you view it this way: What’s the difference between being on the Sexual Predators List, and being a drug dealer? You can stop being a drug dealer.

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If you ever met Roosh in person he looks more Slavic or Armenian than
Middle Eastern. Feminists have sent complaints against this young man
for hurting their feewings. The University of Cambridge in the UK also
sent that nudist-feminist Dr. (((Bateman))) to shut down this website.

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You are also right. It appears Roosh was targeted for his political thoughts and influence. As far as looking Slavic or Armenian more than Middle Eastern, I think looks are not a factor when it comes to the TSA harassing people associated with Iran. My harassed relative is an Armenian from Iran. The TSA harass anyone from or associated with (even just their name or descent) with Iran or any other country not particularly liked by globalists. Even an Iranian person who looks European and changes their name to something more English-sounding could be harassed once the TSA agent sees their US passport says “birthplace: Iran”.

Although people can be harassed based on looks, it can also be just by association with certain countries.

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this know a few muzzys with the same shit

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Yes, your Muslim friends have probably been harassed the same way. In my relative’s case, the motivation was not religious or ethnic as they are neither Muslim nor Iranian, just their birth country. If looks, race, or religion were a factor, the rest of the family would also be taken for secondary screening, but it was only the one relative with Iran as their birthplace on their US passport who was taken.

There is a thread on the RooshVForum that talks about the TSA. There is a link there to a website by a former TSA worker. That website mentions the federal government put out an order to harass people associated with countries whose politics the US does not like when they travel and the sole purpose was to inconvenience and harass those people. It has everything to do with politics.

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>but in a country where anyone can be made a citizen

More like a country where any Mexican can try his luck at coming over illegally or any third world person can try his luck at overstaying a tourist visa obtained via dubious means.

I as a western European white male with no criminal record went to the US twice and was treated with hostility and like a criminal both times at immigration and TSA for no reason at all.

And I have a honest face mind you so it’s not like I look savage or was cursed with bad genetics.

Therefore I generally refuse to set foot into the US again.

Newark Airport in New Jersey is like arriving in Africa btw. Hiring non black people seems to be a no go.

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If it makes you feel better, I’m treated like a criminal too!

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If you get a second passport, there is no point if it is linked with your US identity as there is a database that links people with different passports at many airports. Getting an Iran passport under your real name is also not a good idea as you may be required to serve in their army and you may have problems with the Iranian government if their records show your father as being born Muslim and you are a Christian. You could get an Armenian passport under your real name and not have to serve in their military as you are over 27 years old. You can apply at any Armenian consulate in the US with your baptismal certificate. However, this also may not be a good idea as they will again link it with your US passport and anyway, the Armenian passport does not allow entry into a ton of countries as it is a second world country. What you might want to consider is buying fake identities with bribes in different countries and then getting passports under those fake identities. You can buy them from Syria or other places you may have learned about in your travels. Or you can become a fake Syrian refugee and maybe even get an EU passport.

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For Armenian passport you have to pass a language test, unfortunately.

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Good idea

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No, you don’t. They write that on paper but often don’t enforce it. I know someone born in the US who got the red passport less than five years ago without a language test, just a baptismal certificate. The blue passport gives you real citizenship and is much cheaper, but you can travel to any country outside Armenia with the red passport (can buy property but not vote with red passport).

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They used the Armenian consulate in Glendale, CA and got an Armenian-speaking friend to fill out the forms in Armenian. Then he showed up speaking English. They messed up his name because they Armenianized it and acted like jerks though, but that’s irrelevant if all you want is a second passport. The thing is if you use your real US name and identity to get the secondary passport, they will be linked. By the way, Armenia doesn’t extradite for the US, but they have done US intelligence officers working there with the blessing of the Armenian government. I’m not sure what they work on.

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Some black people in America have been brainwashed to have hatred for any lighter-skinned people and their most vitriolic hate is reserved for people of Western and Northern European descent and appearance. When they have any chance to harass or ruin such a aperson’s day, they relish in mentally abusing them. They may have just taken the chance to vent their individual racist hatred on you because of your appearance and race.

Roosh was harassed for his politics though.

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Who wants to bet that feminists have been sending complaints to border patrol, especially the Canuck femcunts who deserve to be sent to their graves?

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Who’s gonna send them to their graves? You?
Who’s stopping you from sending complaints to Border Patrol? Aliens? Feminists?? Trump? Trudeau?

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Get Global Entry.

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Hidden humor getting good man

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F00l you are Iranian. The white nationalist don’t want you and your people here plus you really look like a terrorist with your ugly beard.

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Last year while waiting at the Miami Airport to take a plane to Colombia, there was an Indian/Pakistani who tried to go around the TSA station and avoid the screening process. He got in to a loud argument with the agents claiming that he was “late” for his flight and didn’t have time for the screening. The TSA screeners and many passengers yelled at the guy to go to the back of the line.
He left and came back with a paper cup, and threw the contents at the TSA agents he had had the argument with earlier. They radioed the airport police and had the man arrested. Apparently, he threw a cup of urine at them.

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You have weird name and look like a camel hearder and or Jamie Farr. What did you expect?

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Same thing happened to me on the way back from a North Asian country. I think they do this if you’re gone for a long time from the US. In my case it was 2 Years. I left back for Asia 3 weeks later. Go where you’re treated best.

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“…bringing with him habits that seem strange, such as cooking goat heads,…”

Sorry Roosh, this is a clear cut double standards !! If cooking goat heads is a “strange” thing to you/locals, then hosting a “testicle festival” might be very strange, odd & bizarre to others !!

Why don’t the people/locals here dare to host a “vulva festival” or “udder festival” !! Where in people will fry, deep fry, steam & grill vulva & udders of pigs & cows !!

By the way, I don’t cook or heat goat head. Heck, I never eat “red meat” !!

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What I hate most is the body scanners. I have no idea what they do with all the scanned data but I know it’s saved in a database….somewhere. I’ve never had the privilege of being randomly screened

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Ive had secondary too. They claim its random. It probably isnt. The best answer to everything is to say your mom is picking you up. Its so innocent and unexpected. In any case, if you have a US passport, you should be waved thru basically.

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I used to fly often and got secondary twice. One time it was because I quietly smiled and cheered when my bag came off the carousel first as if that was suspicious (wouldn’t a bad guy NOT want to draw attention to himself?)

I didn’t mind and was willing to chat and the agents were polite and likable. No problem.