As an immigration lawyer, I receive many telephone
calls from people who have bought their plane tickets, got up at a “god awful”
time in the morning to get to the airport to fly to the USA, and were turned
away at the border.
They are informed that they have a criminal infraction
that bars them from entering the USA.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has access to
the Canadian Police Information Centre database (CPIC). As soon as you are
arrested, your information is entered into CPIC.
CBP has the discretion to allow entry but, in my
experience, they will bar entry if you have been arrested, have a conditional discharge
or a conviction for a crime. Additionally, the USA does not recognize pardons
As such, you must apply for a waiver for advance permission to enter the USA. This is a relatively easy process but requires some legal know-how and experience.
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