Immigration Perspective

The US is considering movinng the bar on crimes that could get you deported down to a DUI or 3.

Sounds draconian doesn't it? "Oops I had one too many & now I get to move."

We should ask our Canadian friends about it.

In Canada they won't let an American who has had a DUI across the border.

The DUI doesn't need to be gotten in Canada & it doesn't apply to just those seeking to live there, it applies to those with a job there... who HAD a job there, guess they'll just have to find a Canadian to do that one now. A US citizen isn't allowed to even visit Canada with a DUI unless they can navigate the process to get themselves a travel waiver & the Canadians are feeling gracious.

http://www.canadaduientrylaw.com/

The things we can learn from our neighbors to the North.

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Comments (11)

  1. Bettymom

    Wow – didn’t know that! I had a feeling there was something more I liked about Canada!!

    April 18, 2017
    1. Munkyman

      I like putting/getting things in their proper perspective.

      April 18, 2017
  2. stevehayes13

    Only a nation with a death wish would have open borders.

    April 18, 2017
    1. Munkyman

      Ayup.

      April 18, 2017
  3. noahbody

    Wow! I never knew that!

    April 18, 2017
    1. Munkyman

      Just one of the things that got stuck in my head & when I heard about the possibility of us deporting illegal aliens with DUIs, it seemed relevant.

      April 18, 2017
      1. noahbody

        It is relevant.

        April 18, 2017
  4. fuall

    The USA has plenty of reasons for which they can deny entrance to the country, they just have to have the will balls to actually follow the law. (Not to mention the ‘smerts’ to read it! ) There are literally pages of things with which they could use to turn immigrants (illegal or otherwise) around and send home. And yes, DUIs could be construed to be such an offense, let alone a second or third.
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    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1182

    April 18, 2017
    1. Munkyman

      I just thought I’d get out in front of this one.

      April 18, 2017
  5. monicaspeaks

    Go Canada, you rock

    April 19, 2017
    1. Munkyman

      April 19, 2017