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Can border officers look at my iPhone and Blackberry? Yes, and here’s how to protect your information.

Officers with the Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection have the power to search through iPhones, Blackberrys, laptops and other electronic devices on a variety of grounds. In fact, information found on a traveler’s phone was used to prosecute a person for an immigration misrepresentation last year. Earlier this year, National … Continue reading

Cracking down on foreign criminals… and employers?

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to present my views before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration on Bill C-43 (The Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act). The signature piece in this bill is the portion of the legislation that would allow Canada to deport criminals convicted of crimes in which … Continue reading