Originally Posted by Kelley
Why would you have to go through Immigration in St. Thomas, aren't they are a U.S. Territory?
The fact that St.Thomas is a US territory is precisely why you have to go through immigration. Anytime you leave the USA, you must clear immigration prior to re-entering the country. Since you left the USA while enroute to St. Thomas, you must clear immigration before you can re-enter the USA, in St. Thomas. I agree its a pain in the bahookey, but its USA law and its always been that way. Its not a 911/Homeland Security thing.