Rapper “The Game” Denied Entry To Canada

According to his own tweets on the subject before his cell phone was confiscated,  American rapper “The Game” was denied entry to Canada and then detained for 14 days while he waits for a hearing – after already spending three hours in customs.

A representative for the Canada Border Service Agency told MTV News on Wednesday that the information in The Game’s tweets was wrong.

What happens when someone is detained entry to Canada?

A foreign national that is detained at the Canadian border is entitled to a hearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board within 48 hours – not 14 days.

The Game is a convicted felon but he maintains that it was his 2005 album that makes him undesirable to Canadian border officials, not his criminal record. According to more of The Game’s tweets, he was falsely told by his promoters that getting into Canada wouldn’t be a problem. No other information is available about why The Game was denied entry into Canada.

No matter who you are, how much money you have or what important events you’re attending in Canada, a criminal record can lead to your being denied entry into Canada and/or detained. If you do have a criminal record, discuss your options with a qualified immigration lawyer – do not rely on information from colleagues, friends or family members.

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Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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