Some of you brought this case up in the comments and it is worth raising the profile of the discussion. The matter involves a tourist from Iceland who was barred from entering the US due to an overstay of a tourist visa ten years earlier. But the tourist,  Erla Ósk Arnardóttir Lilliendahl, was not merely politely declined entry and required to board a plane back home. She was shackled, jailed for 24 hours in a prison cell, barred from making phone calls, denied food and water, and, according to Ms. Lilliendahl, treated in a humiliating manner. What should be shocking about this case is not that it happened, but that it happens all the time and our media and lawmakers ignore the subject.

The good news is that Iceland's leaders did not let the matter go and demanded an apology and an action plan from the US. And they have gotten both.  Stewart Baker, the Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Homeland Security has written a letter to Iceland Foreign Minister
Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir apologizing for the treatment and also stating that the incident gives DHS a reason to review work procedures relating to how foreign tourists are being treated in the US. Now let's see whether this is just talk or action will follow.