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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.

 

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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).

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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.

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Important Information for Canadian-Born Native Americans: SSI and Food Stamps and Border Crossing Rights

Wabanaki Legal News, Winter 1998


SSI and Food Stamps update:

Some Canadian-born Native Americans are being notified that they will lose benefits such as SSI and Food Stamps. When the Welfare Reform Act of 1996 was passed, Congress took benefits away from non-citizens, including legal aliens. The Notices sent to Canadian-born Native Americans treat this group as legal aliens. This group should not lose their benefits under this new law.

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Facts About The Jay Treaty For Canadian-Born Native Americans

Wabanaki Legal News, Fall 1996


Native Americans may have problems getting jobs, government benefits or services because their rights under existing U.S. law are misunderstood. Many of those rights arose out of the "Jay Treaty". The "Jay Treaty" is an agreement signed by the United States and Great Britain in 1794 to allow Canadian born Native Americans to travel freely across the U.S./Canadian border. The "Jay Treaty" recognized that,

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