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How to Not Be Denied Entry to the US: Advice from a U.S. Border Agent

By Ella BergquistFebruary 5, 2020
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A whistleblower, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer, has written an email about a recent U.S. crackdown at the border. Whistleblower: a person who exposes secretive information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within a private or public organization. The Whistleblower sent the email to Len Saunders an immigration lawyer. […]

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Six Countries Added to Travel Ban, Travel Ban Changes

By Ella BergquistApril 17, 2020
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On Friday, February 1st, President Trump added six more countries to the list of nations that face travel restrictions to the United States. These new countries include Nigeria, Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan, Tanzania. They are added to the Travel Ban list from 2017. The majority of the countries on the Travel Ban list have substantial […]

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How to Be Prepared for Customs Search: Social Media

By Ella BergquistJanuary 14, 2017
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The One Rule You May Have Forgot At Customs Be Prepared to Provide Your Social Media Accounts In June, 2016, the United States Department of Homeland Security devised a new law that foreign travelers may be required to give their social media accounts to the United State Immigration authorities. This rule is exclusive for travelers […]

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These 3 Things Get People Denied Entry to the US Every Day

By Michael NirenMay 27, 2016
InadmissibilitySecurity

  Hundreds of thousands of people enter the US through any one of the dozens of ports that dot the country’s lengthy borders. Not everyone who tries to enter is actually allowed in, though. In fact, hundreds of people are turned away at the US border every day. Why? Read on to learn the top […]

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Couple Kept Apart – Wife Denied Entry to United States, Husband Denied Entry to Canada

By Michael NirenApril 5, 2020
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An Australian citizen and a United States citizen who came to Canada for a second honeymoon have been kept apart by both of them bring denied entry – the Australian wife is currently being denied entry to the United States because her visa expired a few weeks ago, and her husband has old arrests that […]

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What Happens When You’re Denied Entry to the US at the Airport?

By Sam MoserMay 6, 2020
InadmissibilitySecurity

Canada is currently allowing foreign workers, students, permanent residents, and Canadian citizens into the country. If you have been refused entry at the airport because you are visiting you may be required to return once Canada re-opens its borders to visitors. If you were denied entry due to another reason not Coronavirus related, continue reading […]

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Why Was I Refused Entry to the US When I have a Valid Visa?

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
InadmissibilitySecurity

What does a visa mean to you? I remember in late 2009, a young Korean lady was held at John F. Kennedy airport in New York by a US Immigration Officer who was accusing the young lady of illegally using her valid tourist visa to enter into the United States to do temporary work. The officer began […]

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Can You Be Denied Entry to the US for Petty Offences?

By Michael NirenMay 18, 2020
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Yes. Entering the US requires that you meet all of the US Entry requirements and if you do not, you can be denied. One of the main offences that can catch people by surprise is minor drug offences. This has become more of an issue as other nations have begun legalizing the use of marijuana. […]

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President Obama’s US Immigration Reform Speech Highlights

By Michael NirenJuly 18, 2011
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US Immigration Reform United States President Barack Obama gave a speech at the National Council of La Raza this week, making several remarks on US immigration reform and gateways to United States Citizenship for illegal aliens living in the country. Obama also mentioned the DREAM Act, which was blocked in the Senate. The DREAM act […]