Originally Posted by meyermm
Wow talk about getting off track just about a history lesson on US Canadian immigration, highway patrol, court cases is someone going to write a book? Silly me of course cruising the world on state registration US = world.
On topic because for a non American with a US state registration even in US of A waters can have major problems. Espicially if a state has differing CFR on implementing federal law---I love visiting Washington
State its my favorite place in America. Most people always seem to like Canadians in general. Not like living in Arizona its like living in a foreign I feel alien. Don't those idiots in Law Enforcement realize that as a Canadian Citizen I don't need "immigration documents" to be legal in the U.S. UN-like at the border when I'm gaining admission into the United States I need my passport as proof that my verbal declaration under oath of Canadian Citizenship is truthful. If I wasn't a Canadian why would I have a drivers license from British Columbia
that also complies under the real id act. I never get treated like an immigrant in WA. Even the state courts upheld as a Canadian citizen my private property right are equal to the citizens of this state--when I wanted to vote at the district water board and those Americans wouldn't let me................
It was really cool having the Olympics
in Vancouver got to see the torch relay live when it came back from Blaine. Wow Vancoverites are ignorant why wouldn't we share this event our American friends--having Gov Gregoire carry it was cool besides half the people who live around Blaine are Canadians. But what the heck was the terminator doing running down the streets of Vancouver that jerk hates always trying to pass laws to prevent California
productions companies from filming in Hollywood North--hahah Arnie its called NAFTA!!!! Vancouver RULES! Enjoy Whistler with your other A list actor buddies............. Note they love their homes in Whislter they'll teach you why BC is better than LA.....................
Why cant those Americans communicate Canadian Indians don't need to check in at any customs to enter America---they have a right to fish
in Point Roberts this has been well established by the border---they just want them to get green cards so you fisheries dicks know their rights!!!!!
Point of all we can't give a one size fits all answer! Even in the United States with local rules and individual government agents! You have no idea whats going to happen---no majic bullet! The Gov of Arizona should flippin speak with Bush------Gov Gregroire explained how high value Canadians are we spend billions in the states!!!!!!!
Most of the U.S Customs Officers grew up in and around the state of Washington---- I've got into conversions with them talking about heading to Vancouver to drink because they hadn't reach the legal age in the states................... 19 in Canada. So for most who grow up in WA make trips to Van for partying. Kids
from Point Roberts hanging with us in Delta
. We have better ski hills, etc. Our television is mostly American Seattle
based so even in Vancouver we had local Seattle
programming, etcera. Canadian channels also reach our border neighbors! Seattle news stations covering the 2010 Olympics
rarely said Vancouver--they'd say reporting from downtown or whistler, etcetera.
We know local history, etcetera. One of the US border crossings maced a NEXUS card holder who refused to prove his citizenship! NEWS MEDIA on both sides took the side of the NEXUS Card holder and made customs look like they are out of control!!!!!!! The guy wasn't a Canadian and lied to get a NEXUS.............................. Considering we have US Customs at Canadian ports
and airports with law enforcement powers, except arrest, but they can detain with full force. They've been doing this since 1950's I can't find one incident of abuse!!!! Our RCMP on the other hand have a rep of beating people and tazering them--they've killed people with tazers!!!!!
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano arrives on Monday to tour the Olympic Coordination Center, which this week begins a pre-Olympics trial run tied to the World Police and Fire Games, an event expected to draw 12,000 athletes to Vancouver from July 31-Aug. 9.
US Homeland Security
treated the Olympics like they would any American event--no fly zones and everything! Have relatives in the RCMP so I attended a few events
and hung out with cops. The officers from the RCMP knew lots of American cops--they take training seminars in the states and even do exchange type stuff. Ride along with Arizona Counties Sheriffs Departments, etcetera. Not sure why but when they pass laws to combat illegal aliens and start applying them wrongly to Canadians--doing this helps with relationships. During September 11, 2001, American Airspace was closed Canada took them in. American military cannot operate inside The United States--no standing armies. A few stories of American fighter jets using Canadian bases and civil airports........
Canada was not involved in Iraq. Normally at Canadian Airshows the Americans send us the cool stuff--Blue Angels and Thunder Birds, well those years the American presence was really reduced. But they still did a few UN scheduled fly bys--they've done this with stealth bomber and even the SR-71. Almost feels like The American Military is ours as well.
Flag thing----The Canadian government rules are suggested for commonwealth holidays and if you fly it on a boat in Canadian waters only. Canadian Naval Ships can have one on the bow--In international waters if anyone attacks a Royal Canadian Warship its an act of war against both the British and Canadian Monarch! Few would dare because Id bet a million dollars few nations would dare because of America not Britain.
As both governments share Sovereigns. If I'm in a foreign country that does not have Canadian government services. I can register at the nearest British consulate in case of an emergancy. Same if consular services are needed in an emergency
. This is written in my Canadian passport. I bet Id have a better chance with an American consulate convincing them of some agreement even if it doesn't exist!!!!!!! Over doing so with an uniformed Brit even when its written my passport!
What does this all mean---If I have an immigration problem in the United States, I have a much better chance of convincing them to call Blaine or even the Vancouver airport
. And maybe they'll have a better understanding of how things are done usually at the CDN/US border. That Indian thing only really applies for crossing between Canada and The United States---good luck crossing even from Mexico with Indian id and explaining the 50% native blood, etcetera.
No free pass nor special treatment-----Canadians are just lucky the red tape
has almost totally disappeared at the CDN/US border. Far different from even Florida. Fly from a Canadian city and if your mostly tourist activities so they stamp B2. So you take your boat out and your checked by any Fed or even some state agents. Even if you didn't leave Florida, they assume you did. Suddenly they start wondering why you have a state registered boat. Start assuming you need another visa type. Good luck explaining NAFTA to people who seldom or never done it!!!!!!! Canadians however are lucky in that most will call the right people for the local rules-------
Some CFR don't make it on the internet
, etcetera. US consulates in most cases only serve citizens or legal resident immigrants of their district. So you might need to fly home from elsewhere---even Canadians. A green card holder gets into a mess your likely to be detained until its sorted out or worse investigated for or found to be deportable.....................