From June 29 - July 31,2107 use the code JETLAG2017 on your purchase of a full-price Practical Wallet
for 40% off, and we'll donate an additional 10% to the ACLU.
Customs cards, visas, entry permits, passports, connecting flight tickets, reference letter, institutional acceptance letters, national ID cards - I've needed a combination of all of these documents upon entry to the US, over my 17 years or residency. It once took so long to process my student visa that I had to fly from where I was living in Scotland, back to Malaysia, before finally receiving my visa to come to the states. a couple thousand dollars in airline tickets, lost working time, 40 hours in the air. I still get sweaty palms at immigration.
I made the Practical Wallet as a tool for those of us who can't afford to be out of it after a 24 hour flight, when missing documents can mean 6 hours in a holding room, only to be put back on a plane because the college that's accepted you put the wrong date on your letter.
Yes, I'll admit, this is political and it is personal.
Nobody needs to feel bad about it, no one person is to blame for the current state of affairs. Crossing a border, a body of water, a rock wall, has likely been risky for millennia. I think the Romans who encountered the Picts in Scotland can tell us something about that.
International borders are a conceptual problem that I cannot solve, but I can try blunt the edges.
And for this month, we'll all do our best.