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What to Do if You are Denied Entry to Canada Because of a Past Criminal Conviction

This document is for U.S. citizens only. It is not meant to be legal advice. For more help with this issue, tribal members may call PTLA Native American Unit at: 1-877-213-5630.   Please Note - If you are from a country other than the United States or Canada, or if you have more questions, go to the Canadian Citizenship and Immigration website. What type of ID is required to en more...

A Criminal History Can Keep You from Crossing the Border

A Criminal History Can Keep You from Crossing the Border But it May Be Possible to Enter Canada if you Apply for “Rehabilitation” Wabanaki Legal News, Fall 2016 By James Mitchell, Esq.   If you have a criminal conviction or a criminal arrest and try to enter Canada at a border crossing or at an airport, you may be blocked from entering due to more...

Border Crossing Rights Under the Jay Treaty

Border crossing rights between the United States and Canada for Aboriginal People more...

Border Crossing Update

Wabananki Legal News 2011 In June of 2009, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) was put into place. This law imposes stricter document requirements on Native Americans who cross the land borders between the United States and Canada. Under WHTI, most people who enter the United States from Canada by land must present a passport. However, the Department of Homeland Security is working with interested Native American tribes in the United States to com more...

Crossing the Border in 2009

by Michael Guare, Esq. Wabanaki Legal News, Spring 2009 edition In the last issue of Wabanaki Legal News, we reported on new border crossing rules. Beginning on June 1, 2009 most people entering the United States by land will need a passport or a passport card (see Passport Cards below). The new rule has not changed. It will more...

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