Something that happened to my family just recently might be of interest to some of you.
We (my two minor sons and I) were traveling form Madrid to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, by air. Upon arrival we were refused entry into the country, without any reasons given. On top of that, they wanted us to sleep in the hallway of arrival area at the airport. After making them aware that my kids are five and twelve years old, they allowed us to sleep in a room with another person who they had contained there at the immigration at the airport. The next day they told us we need to leave today, and later that day we were on our wat back to Madrid. Our passports and cellphones were taken from us and held back first by the immigration officer at the airport in Santo Domingo, then by the flight attendant on the plane (Iberia) and finally, back in Madrid, the local police came on the plane we were on and handed me our passports. But only after asking why we were not let into the Dominican Republic. I told them that they did not tell us anything other than that we had to go back to Madrid. So my questions is, why can this happen, especially when in company of two minor children? Both of my kids are US citizens.
This is what I call child abuse and abuse of power of the immigration officers. When I asked to speak to the embassy of the USA they refused and told me they don’t have their phone number. Which was a lie as I myself called them later after I found their number on their website.
The question I have is, how can this happen, especially while in company of two minors?