An obscure Indian movie star was briefly detained attempting to enter the U.S. recently. It has apparently caused much ado in India where as usual the commies burned some American flags. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/6040296/Bollywood-star-Shah-Rukh-Khan-detained-at-US-airport.html Shah Rukh Khan is an Islamist sympathizer who recently made a movie about the profiling of Muslim terrorists. Of course the problem is not the questioning of a few Muslims, but the thousands dying daily due to Muslim terrorism. Of course Indian politicians are now demanding Americans be profiled, which is fine with me, and it only shows how infantile third world politicians are. Aside from being a Islamist sympathizer, Khan hates America and was only in the U.S. to attend an India Day festival. Well, if India and Indian culture are so great, why leave?
But on a serious side, this is an important issue of sovereignty. One article claims that Khan was released only on the intervention of the Indian Embassy. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/17/DDLV1998PC.DTL&type=movies Which is shocking in that it shows that our border control policies and actions are controlled by foreigners and their sympathizers in the U.S. government. It is similar to the power that Mexican diplomats hold in the U.S. I am certain most Americans don't know that Mexican diplomats have access to Custom and Border Protection Ports-of-Entry and Border Patrol detention facilities. They also interfere in criminal prosecutions in the U.S., with the best know being the Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean case, but other cases include that of Gilmer Hernandez and David Sipe. The Chinese government has also done the same in the case of Robert Rhodes who had to use force to arrest a Chinese smuggler at the Detroit Winsor Bridge. http://articles.latimes.com/2005/aug/20/nation/na-beating20 The Chinese and American governments' case against Rhodes was so inadequate that he was aquited and ordered reinstated. http://www.foxnews.com/printer_friendly_wires/2008Jun13/0,4675,OfficerCharged,00.html
It is shocking to learn that the Indian Ambassor to the U.S. has supervisory authority over Customs and Border Protection. Who next will the Indian government protect? The next Muslim terrorist who enters the U.S.?