Say 'Cheese'!

TIME reporter-intern AATISH TASEER, a British citizen raised in India, experienced the new procedures for visitors to the U.S. who require visas when he returned to New York City last week from a vacation in India and Pakistan. His account:

I am suspect. As a 23-year-old, single male with brown skin and a Muslim name, I could be the man they are looking for. The moment I step off the plane at Kennedy Airport, I see they're looking harder than ever. A dozen federal officers crowd the narrow jetway. Not wanting to attract attention, I avoid their eyes.

Awaiting my turn...

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