To add to the threats presented by the NDAA, execution of US citizens without trial when the President deems them to be terrorists, and all of the other police-state/totalitarian and unconstitutional practices of the US, here is an anecdote that absolutely disgusted me.
A friend of mine knows a Swiss lady who is married to an American. Their child is also American (I am not sure if (s)he is/was also Swiss). Her husband went to work in the US. In Switzerland, an intended immigrant that doesn’t need a visa to enter can apply for a residence permit after entering on a tourist visa. Without realizing that Homeland takes a dim view of intended immigrants arriving on tourist visa-waivers, the lady went to the US without applying for a visa first, and then went to Homeland Security to apply for a green card. They forced her to sign a paper admitting that she entered the country illegally (under threat of arresting her, taking her child away from her and turning it over to social services), and exonerating Homeland for any wrongdoing.
I don’t know if she tried to apply for a visa subsequently from Switzerland, but the final result was that she went back to Switzerland with her child and her husband left the US and has never gone back. I don’t know if the guy has renounced or is just a full ostrich.
An agreement signed under threat is not an agreement. What happened was pure terrorism on the part of Homeland. Another example of the US applying their officious rules in ways that can destroy families.