Unsealing pardoned records for US travel purposes

Canadians who have been convicted of a crime may need to apply for a waiver of inadmissibility before they can once again seek admission to the U.S. Although not specifically required, court and prison records may be requested by the Admissibility Review Office after an applicant has submitted a waiver application. If an applicant has… Read More

Cannabis, Canada Day, and crossing into the USA

Cross-border travel tends to increase significantly on Canadian long weekends. On the first business day after the long weekend, the phone starts to ring with people telling a familiar story. I pulled up to the booth. The officer sent me inside. When I got inside they asked if I ever smoked marijuana, and I said… Read More