Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Grandma, what a big passport printer you have. The better to vet you with, my dear.
I’m sure it’s no problem, the authorities will just cross check any person coming in from those countries against the court records from there. They (Syria, Libya, Pakistan, …) have computerized, up to date, accurate records of every criminal and suspected terrorist online and available to the TSA don’t they?
As the US gets more fussy about American citizens showing their papers on demand, it’s funny – funny weird, not funny ha ha – that they’re getting less so with foreigners.