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Message 1866625 - Posted: 10 May 2017, 23:32:03 UTC

When stories like this one come to light?

The 26-year-old was crossing the US-Canada border with partner Heather Kransco on April 24 to satisfy the renewal clause in his five-year American visa.

But authorities delayed the couple at the border until 1.30am the following morning, meaning Mr Baxter missed his cut-off by the narrowest of margins.

He was banged up in a Federal Detention Centre in Batavia, New York until lawyers negotiated his release today.


Even with the numerous cheap travel deals on offer over here ATM incidents like this won't help. :-(

Absolute stupidity.

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Message 1866635 - Posted: 11 May 2017, 0:30:23 UTC - in response to Message 1866625.  

Agree in principle, however, there are 2 issues with that report.

A: Why did the Canadians question him for so long?

B: WHY did he leave such an important matter to the last moment?
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Message 1866640 - Posted: 11 May 2017, 1:09:59 UTC - in response to Message 1866635.  

Agree in principle, however, there are 2 issues with that report.

A: Why did the Canadians question him for so long?

B: WHY did he leave such an important matter to the last moment?

A: Isn't it U.S. authorities who check you out when going from Canada to the U.S. and Canadian authorities who check you out when traveling from the U.S. to Canada?

B: I can't personally say, but he should've been there the day before hand instead of being 90 minutes late.

It's still not helping tourism there that has greatly slumped since Trump took office and that the up to half price deals on offer here arn't being taken up.

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Message 1866641 - Posted: 11 May 2017, 1:14:49 UTC

And what does a five year visa got to do with tourism?

Tourism is considered 90 days or less and doesn't always require a visa.
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Message 1866643 - Posted: 11 May 2017, 1:20:34 UTC

Because potential tourists read these stories and decide on more peaceful and sensible destinations to go to, even if it costs them a bit more to get there. ;-)

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Message 1866644 - Posted: 11 May 2017, 1:30:16 UTC - in response to Message 1866643.  

Because potential tourists read these stories and decide on more peaceful and sensible destinations to go to, even if it costs them a bit more to get there. ;-)

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Maybe it is just as well they holiday in their homeland. Money spent abroad does little for the homeland.
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Message 1866645 - Posted: 11 May 2017, 1:31:00 UTC - in response to Message 1866641.  

And what does a five year visa got to do with tourism?

Tourism is considered 90 days or less and doesn't always require a visa.

No one wants to get hasseled , much less pay for it, that's why I avoid flying in today's environment
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Message 1866652 - Posted: 11 May 2017, 2:52:20 UTC - in response to Message 1866644.  

Because potential tourists read these stories and decide on more peaceful and sensible destinations to go to, even if it costs them a bit more to get there. ;-)

Cheers.

Maybe it is just as well they holiday in their homeland. Money spent abroad does little for the homeland.

There speaks a person who lives in a country where most types of weather and scenery are available within his countries borders.
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Message 1866654 - Posted: 11 May 2017, 3:05:00 UTC - in response to Message 1866652.  

Because potential tourists read these stories and decide on more peaceful and sensible destinations to go to, even if it costs them a bit more to get there. ;-)

Cheers.

Maybe it is just as well they holiday in their homeland. Money spent abroad does little for the homeland.

There speaks a person who lives in a country where most types of weather and scenery are available within his countries borders.

Pacific Northwest, the world's finest of places. wink wink
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Message 1866656 - Posted: 11 May 2017, 3:46:05 UTC - in response to Message 1866654.  

Pacific Northwest, the world's finest of places. wink wink

That's true and the Puget Sound part is really good.
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Message 1866660 - Posted: 11 May 2017, 4:44:03 UTC

Suspect in California drink-drive crash 'deported 15 times'

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39879300
Constantino Banda-Acosta, 38, drove his truck through a stop sign and hit a car carrying a family of three on their way home from a trip to Disneyland.

They said they were one block from home when the collision occurred.

The six-year-old boy suffered brain trauma and is said to be in a serious condition.

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Message 1866664 - Posted: 11 May 2017, 5:48:34 UTC - in response to Message 1866660.  

Suspect in California drink-drive crash 'deported 15 times'
tRump won't learn from this. Soon it will be 30 times.

They are coming to work and be productive and hell and high water won't stop them.

Better to register them so we know who is who and they can get things like drivers licenses and car insurance.
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Message 1866676 - Posted: 11 May 2017, 7:10:15 UTC - in response to Message 1866664.  

Suspect in California drink-drive crash 'deported 15 times'
tRump won't learn from this. Soon it will be 30 times.

They are coming to work and be productive and hell and high water won't stop them.

Better to register them so we know who is who and they can get things like drivers licenses and car insurance.

We already do that up here Washington. That is why a Washington DL will no longer get you on a plane or back in from Canada.
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Message 1866685 - Posted: 11 May 2017, 10:56:25 UTC - in response to Message 1866676.  
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Suspect in California drink-drive crash 'deported 15 times'
tRump won't learn from this. Soon it will be 30 times.

They are coming to work and be productive and hell and high water won't stop them.

Better to register them so we know who is who and they can get things like drivers licenses and car insurance.

We already do that up here Washington. That is why a Washington DL will no longer get you on a plane or back in from Canada.

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Here, in Florida. You need a Social Security Card and Proof of Citizenship or Proof of Legal Residence in the USA ('Green Card', etc.).

Should any of the above be Fraudulent. That is a Crime.

What ID, in the State of Washington, do you have to produce to obtain a Driver's License?
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Message 1866737 - Posted: 11 May 2017, 15:58:37 UTC - in response to Message 1866685.  

Google is your friend.
http://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/gettingalicense.html

5.Decide if you want a standard driver license or an enhanced driver license. ◦An enhanced driver license (EDL) is an acceptable alternative to a passport for re-entry into the U.S. at land and sea border crossings. A standard driver license can’t be used for border crossings. Getting an EDL has different steps and requires a trip to an EDL office. Follow the steps to getting your EDL/EID if you’d like an EDL.

6.Visit a driver licensing office to apply for a license. If you have a permit, you've already done this and can skip this step. a.Bring your proof of identity and your WA residence street address.
b.Tell us your Social Security number (required to help enforce child support laws). ◦You don’t need to show the card. We’ll still be able to verify it.
◦If you don’t have a Social Security number, you must verify your WA residence address before you can proceed.


They started changing things just recently after Feds refused regular DL. I don't know what has changed for I have WA Enhanced driver license/ID card (EDL/EID) which requires real documentation. So not an issue for me.
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Message 1866887 - Posted: 12 May 2017, 12:03:42 UTC

Some americans doesn't want tourists.
'My country is the greatest country' Man rants at Muslim family in Texas beach
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnPyq3afvGY
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Message 1866899 - Posted: 12 May 2017, 13:01:47 UTC - in response to Message 1866887.  

Some americans doesn't want tourists.
'My country is the greatest country' Man rants at Muslim family in Texas beach
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnPyq3afvGY
Geez...

There are also these types in all countries. Including Sweden.

I take that back. According to Wiggo. Australia is not included.
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Message 1866908 - Posted: 12 May 2017, 13:32:47 UTC - in response to Message 1866899.  

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Message 1866916 - Posted: 12 May 2017, 14:16:19 UTC - in response to Message 1866887.  

Some americans doesn't want tourists.


There is some amount of truth to that statement, especially in Texas.

They don't even have to be foreign tourists. Even/especially Yankees down here.

If the Yankees came down, spent their money, then went back home, it would not be a problem...

BUT...

A LOT of Yankees come down here to Texas, see how nice it is, and turn into Damn-Yankee-Carpetbaggers and want to STAY... Grrr...

You can't even get a decent hot sauce at a restaurant down here anymore. Afraid the Yankees will sue them cause it is so gosh-darned hot (to them).

Wish the Yankees would stop ruining the place.

Yankee Go Home!!!!!!!!!!!
https://youtu.be/iY57ErBkFFE

#Texit

Don't blame me, I voted for Johnson(L) in 2016.

Truth is dangerous... especially when it challenges those in power.
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Message 1866918 - Posted: 12 May 2017, 14:29:08 UTC - in response to Message 1866916.  

Some americans doesn't want tourists.


There is some amount of truth to that statement, especially in Texas.

They don't even have to be foreign tourists. Even/especially Yankees down here.

If the Yankees came down, spent their money, then went back home, it would not be a problem...

BUT...

A LOT of Yankees come down here to Texas, see how nice it is, and turn into Damn-Yankee-Carpetbaggers and want to STAY... Grrr...

You can't even get a decent hot sauce at a restaurant down here anymore. Afraid the Yankees will sue them cause it is so gosh-darned hot (to them).

Wish the Yankees would stop ruining the place.

Yankee Go Home!!!!!!!!!!!

Foods better in New Orleans and, possibly surprisingly, Seattle.
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