I was leaving Aruba island. And the US border inspection happened to be in Aruba itself. The trip back to Boston is four hours. I have health issues that require eating every two hours. Naturally I had snack to take with me on the plane, including cut fruits and vegetables. I had unclear understanding of what to do in the situation when I know that I am not entering the US territory before boarding the plane to US. And I answered negative on the declaration regarding the food I was bringing to the US. I was bringing the food to the airplane. And here all the incident took place. The border officers were telling me that I am in the US after that gate(Aruba island that is anyway), and I did not want to miss the plane and I agreed to pay fee so they let me go. When calm looking through the case I feel strong disagreement. Can I appeal the case?
I don't understand your basis for appeal? If you were bringing fruit and vegetables into the US and failed to declare them and were cited for it, what are your grounds to appeal?
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