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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Coming to America!

Dear Friends:

Sorry to rip off the title from the movie "Coming to America," but we're about to explain why a lot of Canadians don't go there anymore:
Schools across Canada are grappling with the uncertainty of U.S. travel restrictions and how that affects upcoming student trips across the border.
A travel ban instituted by President Donald Trump on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries and Syrian refugees may be on hold as it works its way through the U.S. justice system, but Canadian schools remain concerned with how foreign-born students will be treated at the border.
Jim Cambridge, superintendent of the Sooke School District in British Columbia, said there are a number of trips planned for sports, music and educational purposes in the coming months that are being reconsidered.
Now on top of school trips a lot of famous and influential people are being stopped at the border as well:
A French historian on his way to a conference in Texas was detained for 10 hours by US border officials and threatened with deportation.
Officials at Texas A&M University said Henry Rousso, (A famed French historian and the son of an Egyptian Jew.) was going to be returned to Paris as an illegal alien "due to a visa misunderstanding".
The university stopped the deportation with help from a law professor, local news website The Eagle reported.
"I have been detained 10 hours at Houston International Airport about to be deported," Mr Rousso, 62, confirmed in a tweet on Saturday.

"The officer who arrested me was 'inexperienced'," he added.
 This brings us to the corollary of these two short examples folks: These customs and immigration officers we not inexperienced ......, they were simply following that time honoured tradition of abusing their authority, much the same as cops and politicians!