What does the rule prohibiting “evidence of… immigration status” mean?

The Washington State Supreme Court recently ordered the creation of a new rule of evidence to become effective on September 1, 2018. Generally, in both civil and criminal cases “evidence of a party’s or a witness’s immigration status shall not be admissible.” In civil and criminal cases there is an exception when “immigration status is an essential… Read More

Border Security America’s Front Line – Season 1, Episode 2

If a CBP officer determines that a Canadian applying for admission to the U.S. is not “clearly and beyond a doubt entitled to be admitted” then she may be returned to Canada pending a removal proceeding. Alternatively, CBP officers have discretion to allow withdrawal of an application for admission to the U.S. Read More