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What Canadians Need to Know When Crossing U.S. Borders

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Crossing Borders Seamlessly, International Travel and U.S. Immigration

What Canadians Need to Know When Crossing U.S. Borders

Monday, March 6 U.S. President Trump issued a new travel ban that blocks travelers from 6 countries. While not targeting travelers from Canada, some Canadians have experienced difficulties crossing U.S. borders. Immigration lawyers advise that Canadians planning to travel to the U.S. should understand their rights and be prepared to show they are not staying in the United States.

According to a recent article in CBC News:

  • U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents may ask you any questions about your trip.
  • Border agents might ask to inspect your digital devices and you can refuse to hand them over, but you may face consequences.
  • U.S. border agents are also authorized to seize your phone, should they deem it necessary.

Canadians traveling to the U.S. should be prepared to answer two questions:

  1. What's the purpose of your visit?
  2. How long will your trip be?

Read the full article here:

Search and interrogate: What you need to know when crossing U.S. border


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