A few years in the past, any person (a US citizen) arriving within the USA from France bought pulled over by Customs due to carrying an apple in her hand baggage. She was prosecuted (fined round $500) and had her World Entry standing revoked. Because the World Entry solely pertains to Immigration and never Customs, one would anticipate the withdrawl of World Entry to be due to an Immigration violation (e.g. misuse of World Entry) fairly than a Customs violation.
Truly I additionally imagine that she was subjected to the requirement for elevated TSA screening on future flights (even home). However TSA has nothing in anyway to do with Customs and Border Safety (CBP), and nor have they got the remit to implement CBP rulings. So how did Customs and TSA find yourself being dragged into this, when it’s purely an Immigration difficulty?
Would she subjected to comparable restrictions when crossing the border by land? And on a associated matter, now think about that she subsequently tries to enter a overseas Nation having acquired this Prison File: We all know very nicely that Immigration violations commited anyplace within the World will routinely present up on our passport file, and any Nation reserves the proper to refuse entry to non-Residents.
Do Customs violations additionally routinely present up on our passport file, and may due to this fact additionally end in entry being refused to non-Residents? Or are Customs violations handled as a purely Home matter (like another Home crime), and for the (overseas) Immigration division to search out out this data they should make a particular request to the Authorities database of the related Nation (on this case USA)?
Apologies for the prolonged submit, however this can be a very Gray space that wants clarifying, and thanks upfront to those that can reply this.