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I wanted to ask people who travelled to the USA and are not citizens. I’m British and this year went to the US for the first time.
I was with a group of 5 people and they are all British as well. So I was watching what kind of questions they were asked and it was all pretty normal and what you would expect: How long are you planning to stay? What’s your occupation? What are you planning to do in the US? and so on.
When it was my turn, I got really confused when the woman asked me: Tell me about the area where you live. I thought she meant my home address but she wanted me to describe how my neighbourhood was and what fun activities around it there were. After that she asked what my hobbies are. And that’s all!
I was like: What? Really?
Is it normal practice or do they decide what questions to ask based on the information they have about you?