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I’m a Canadian, Can I Volunteer in the US?

By Ella BergquistNovember 25, 2019
InadmissibilityRefusal

Recently, a Saskatoon man was stopped from entering the US. Kyle Kuchirka, a Canadian Citizen, tried to cross the US border to volunteer at an arts festival in Washington state. Kyle wasn’t coming to the US to work or to stay but simply to volunteer. He was still denied entry and banned from entering the […]

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Can I Bring CBD Over the US Border?

By Ella BergquistJuly 20, 2020
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Canada legalized cannabis in 2018 which brought out many questions about bringing cannabis over the border between Canada and the US. There have been many legal issues with bringing cannabis into the US from Canada but recently a new issue has been raised. Recently a woman was banned from entering the US because she had CBD […]

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Famous Iranian Athlete ‘Persian Wolf’ Denied US Visa

By CaseyAugust 27, 2019
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Hadi Choopman, or as some fans may know him as the “Persian Wolf,” qualified for an event called Mr. Olympia, which is to take place in the United States from September 12-15. This event is considered to be the Super Bowl of pro bodybuilding and helped launch the career of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who won it seven […]

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US Visa Refusal Letter and What to Do

By Ella BergquistJune 9, 2020
InadmissibilityVisitor VisaRefusal

Unfortunately, not all applications for immigration to the US are accepted by USCIS. This means there will be cases where the applicant receives a refusal letter. This letter denies the applicant’s application to enter the US. While disheartening, a US refusal letter does not mean that you need to give up on your dream to […]

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Why would someone be denied entry to the US?

By Michael NirenApril 5, 2020
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Being denied entry to the United States is a serious matter, but it happens quite frequently. In fact, it often comes as a surprise to those individuals who are being denied entry that they were inadmissible at all. This is because there are so many different reasons that someone would be considered inadmissible to the […]

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Why Are People Denied Entry to the United States?

By Michael NirenApril 3, 2020
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Being denied entry to the United States is an extremely distressing situation, particularly If you have already spent money on your trip to the US or if you have a pressing family emergency to attend to. However, if you are denied entry to the United States your reasons for going to the United States – […]

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TN Visa Refusal – Case Study

By fadiApril 23, 2013
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Client’s Issue or Problem Client applied for a TN Visa application and was denied. The Client previously did not have representation but the prospective US Petitioning company, advised the Client that an attorney’s representation was not needed. Our Solution (Type of Visa/Action Recommended, What We Did) Upon taking an in-depth look at the application, as […]

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Harry Potter Actress Emma Watson denied entry to US

By Michael NirenApril 5, 2020
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According to the New York Daily News, Actress Emma Watson was stopped at the JFK airport in New York over the Christmas break because the customs officers assumed she was an unaccompanied minor due to her youthful appearance. In fact, Emma Watson is actually 22 years old. However, according to several tweets on her personal […]

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US Customs says man did not gain entry to the United States because of his iPad

By Michael NirenAugust 7, 2020
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iPad not what got man entry to the United States Earlier this week, we wrote about a Canadian man who said he was able to cross the US border and gain entry to the United States using a scanned passport on his iPad. As it turns out, the US Customs and Border Protection agency says […]

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TN Visa Refusal Reversed and Issued for 3 Years

By Michael NirenFebruary 28, 2009
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Dear Fadi, At the Toronto Airport, while I was trying to get back to work in the US,  my existing TN Visa was arbitrarily removed on a technicality of a wrong designation being used by me as a “Director.” (The TN Visa was originally  based on my being a “Management Consultant”). The immigration lawyers at Niren and Associates, in particular with […]