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.Now on top of school trips a lot of famous and influential people are being stopped at the border as well:
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.
A French historian on his way to a conference in Texas was detained for 10 hours by US border officials and threatened with deportation.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!
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.