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Playboy Playmate Accused of Smuggling Canadian Boyfriend into United States

Former Playboy magazine Playmate Colleen Shannon was in Federal Court this week, charged with trying to smuggle her Canadian boyfriend, Robert Skojo, across the US-Canada border during summer 2012. While Canadians are able to travel to the United States pretty easily with a valid passport, a Canadian criminal record can render them inadmissible to the […]

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Harry Potter Actress Emma Watson denied entry to US

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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Can A Playboy Cover Get Kelly Brook Across The United States Border?

Entering the United States with a Magazine Cover Apparently, if you are model/actress Kelly Brook, you can simply show United States border officials your Playboy cover to sail through the United States border checkpoint faster and with more ease. Kelly Brook, a British citizen, is famous for being a television presenter and for being on […]

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The Dangerous Risks of Illegal Immigration

For many people around the world, illegal immigration seems to promise a relief from the miseries that they face. Some take this route for economic reasons and others for political motives. Either way, the path of illegal immigration is fraught with dangers that should be considered before someone decides to break the law of their […]

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US Officials Denied Permanent Residence Applicant with Gang Tattoos

As part of his application for US permanent residence, native Mexican Hector Villalobos traveled back to Mexico from Colorado to attend to his visa interview with a US immigration officer. In order to complete his application process, he needed to stay for a few months in his home country. Officer refused the tattooed guy Seven […]

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How to apply for a B-1 Visa from Canada

B-1 Visa for Canada for US Business A B-1 Visa is required for Canadians to conduct business in the United States. It is usually considered rather informal because you do not usually get an actual visa, rather you would just get a stamp on your passport. A B-1 Visa is used for business-related activities in […]

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Canadian US Border Problems Resolved

Hello Mr. Minawi, Just wanted to let you know that my crossing into the U.S. and back into Canada with my belongings went very well. I wanted to tell you that the Border Guard into the United States said that you had done an excellent job with my package and they were very impressed. So thank you so much […]

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

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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Man using passport scan to cross US border results in criticisms

Scanned passport results in entry to the United States Canadians know that they need a valid passport in order to cross the US border and gain entry into the United States. But over the holidays, one Canadian man was allegedly able to cross the US border using only a digital scan of his passport contained […]

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Arizona’s Unfair US Immigration Law Not Dead Yet

US Immigration Law to get review Last year, the state of Arizona proposed and passed a US immigration law that unfairly targeted illegal immigrants in the states, which would have allowed police to detain anyone who “looked” illegal and ask them for proof of immigration status as well as make immigrants carry their proof of […]

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Moving to the US from Canada? Know the tax issues

Below is a blog written by my colleague south of the border,Renea Glendinning, CPA of  Kerkering, Barberio & Co.  in Sarasota Florida. It is a great summary of the tax issues facing Canadians wishing to move to the US. Beyond just US immigration issues which are discussed extensively in our blogs, people wishing to immigrate […]

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US Waiver Application for Canadians

Denied Entry at the US Border? You may need a US Waiver Application for Canadians Canadians crossing into the US is like a pastime. Whether entering the US for a shopping trip, to visit a relative or for business, Canadians take advantage of our largest trading partner’s close proximity and huge border facilities that can […]

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Clarifying the Notion of Dual-Intent US Visas

Some US Visas Denied Many foreign nationals seeking non-immigrant visas are unclear about the “presumption of immigrant intent” and are consequently denied their visas because they are unable to prove their temporary nature of their stay in the U.S. Why are the majority of non-immigrant visas denied? What must a foreign national know when seeking […]

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Canada-United States border crossings: more security measures likely

US Senate for more scrutiny on Canada-United States border A Senate hearing later in May will put renewed focus on the Canada-United States border, pushing for higher security. The Canada-United States border is the longest border in the world – measuring 6,400 kilometers – but many American politicians are concerned about its security, according to […]

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US Border crossing avoiding secordary inspection

Katherine I would like to thank you and Niren & Associates. Josue passed through the border this morning with no issues. He only needed to present his passport and was not even required to pull in for a secondary inspection or supply any additional paperwork.  Whatever you did worked!!! Thank you again. Tom

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