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These 7 Successful American Celebrities Are Actually Immigrants

By Michael NirenJanuary 27, 2014

Think the American dream is only for people born in America? Think again: here are 7 superstars that weren’t born in the US but became world famous American stars. Did you know about all the superstars on this list? Tell us which one surprised you by writing in the comment section.

Miley Cyrus, Snoop Dogg and Harrison Ford: Celebrities who have been denied entry to countries all over the world

By Michael NirenJanuary 10, 2013

We’ve previously blogged about celebrities like The Game, Russell Brand and Wes Bentley who have been denied entry to Canada, as well as celebrities such as pastor Terry Jones, Amy Winehouse, Boy George and Lily Allen who have been denied entry to the United States (at one time or another, as some of these bans […]

Celebrities Who Have Been Denied Entry to Canada

By Michael NirenNovember 25, 2012

A criminal record can get you denied entry to Canada, even if you are a famous celebrity with a job to do. Whether they had a sold-out show to play or a movie they were contractually obligated to promote in Canada – Canadian border services won’t treat them any different than others. Just a Few […]

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Tennis Star Denied Entry Due to Not Enough Evidence

By Ella BergquistJanuary 7, 2022

Many people think that celebrities will get a pass when it comes to immigration, this is just not true. No matter what your status is, people get denied visas or entry to countries every day. Most recently, Tennis star, Novak Djokovic, was denied entry to Australia. The story has been complicated and controversial but we […]

Washington DC

By CaseySeptember 17, 2020

Home / Settle in The US / US Resources / US Immigration Lawyer: How to Immigrate to the US / Washington DC Immigration to Washington D.C.: How to Immigrate to Washington D.C. Call: 1.866.449.5904Online Assessment Learn  more about immigrating to Washington, D.C. Read More About: US Immigration Resources Country Immigration to the US Success Stories […]

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Snoop Dogg Wants To Become a Canadian Citizen in a Month

By Ella BergquistJuly 20, 2020

Back in 2016 many celebrities threatened to move to Canada if Donald Trump was elected the President of the United States. Although many threatened to do so, not many have yet. Last week, Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber (Baldwin) started their move to Canada and now Snoop Dogg has announced he may be doing the […]

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Do You Want to Move to Canada Because of the US Election

By Michael NirenDecember 7, 2020
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Every four years, we get a surge of people interested in immigrating to Canada because of the US presidential election. Many people can be a bit naive about the processing of moving to Canada from the US but we can help! Similar to the Bush-Gore election in 2000, the current political apocalypse fought between Republican […]

Donald Trump Dares His Critics to Move to Canada

By Michael NirenMay 2, 2016

“I’ll be doing a great service to our country,” states Republican candidate Donald Trump, responding to celebrity comments that an exodus to Canada will result if the current leader of the GOP nomination takes the Oval Office. Of course, there have been many occasions in which an existential threat appears to spur citizens of the […]

Chris Brown Denied Entry to Canada

By Michael NirenJanuary 8, 2020

(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi, this is Michael Niren immigration lawyer, and founder of The latest news in entertainment is that Chris Brown, the R&B rapper, 25 years old, was denied entry to Canada. He was coming to Canada to perform in Montreal, and in Toronto and was recently denied entry, […]

Rapper M1 Denied Entry to Canada

By Michael NirenFebruary 9, 2015

As recently reported by CBC News, Famous rapper Mutulu Olugbala (AKA M1), who makes up half of rap duo Dead Prez, was recently denied entry to Canada when he arrived at Montreal airport. Although it’s not exactly clear why M1 was turned away by Canada Border Services Agency, the rapper has attributed the incident to “racial profiling”. M1 was travelling to La Grande Bibliothèque in downtown Montreal to appear at […]

Buddy “the Cake Boss” Could Be Denied Entry to Canada due to DUI

By Michael NirenDecember 24, 2014

(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi, this is Michael Niren, immigration lawyer and founder of The Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro, has allegedly been charged with a DUI. Now why this is interesting from an immigration perspective, is that if he’s in fact convicted, he may be prevented from entering Canada. Not to […]

Would Rob Ford be Denied Entry to the US?

By Michael NirenNovember 8, 2013

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted he used crack-cocaine after a video of him possibility taking drugs or being in a “drug house” re-surfaced. The police are in possession of this video and the Mayor has not been charged with any crime. US Immigration Law Could Prevent Ford From Entering However, under US immigration law, Rob […]

Pop Singer Rihanna’s bus stopped at Canadian Border for second time

By Michael NirenMarch 29, 2013

Singer Rihanna’s tour bus was stopped at the Canadian border for the second time in one week this week, after drug-sniffing dogs found marijuana on one of the passengers. Rihanna was not on the bus at the time. Many celebrities have trouble getting into Canada because of prior criminal records or even due to their […]

Singer Rihanna’s Tour Bus Stopped At Canadian Border For Marijuana

By Michael NirenMarch 19, 2013

According to TMZ, singer Rihanna’s group of 10 tour buses was stopped at the US-Canada border between Michigan and Windsor while border officials used drug-sniffing dogs to search the buses.  One of the passengers on the buses was found to be in possession of marijuana, after which he was cited with a civil penalty. Marijuana […]

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O-1 Visas for the United States Are Not for Just Anyone

By Michael NirenApril 3, 2020
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An immigration consultant in Los Angeles was arrested last month after he allegedly took money from several aspiring actors, promising them that he would help them obtain O-1 visas but never filing the paperwork or refunding their money. One of the major problems with this story is that the actors in question – one from […]

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