Canadian immigration lawyer John Bercovici has some tips on how to get a friendlier, more welcoming attitude from border guards when you get stuck in the United States.
In the case of the United Kingdom, which is currently dealing with a similar situation, Bercicovici says it’s pretty much the same story, with the UK being the only country that has not yet made it clear that it will accept all refugees.
Here are his advice.
Make sure you’re prepared to fight back.
If you’re a lawyer and you’re dealing with someone who is asking for help from the Canadian government, you should be prepared to defend yourself.
Bercicsi explains that the best way to handle this situation is to make sure you know the legal options available to you.
He explains that there are a few options you can choose from, including the right to refuse to help, and the right not to be detained for any reason.
The second option is known as the right of asylum, which says that you can refuse to be held and deported if you don’t like the country you’re staying in.
Bicosicius says that this option is not available in the UK, but he advises Canadians to think carefully before opting to do this.
He says that if you decide to do so, you need to be prepared for the fact that you could be sent back to your home country, where you could face a range of problems, including physical violence.
If that’s not an option for you, then Bercosicias suggests you ask the border agents to refer you to a local human rights lawyer for advice.
“The best advice I can give you is to do what you can to prepare yourself and to get as much information as you can before you leave the country,” he says.
If the border agent doesn’t have any options, you can always contact the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
According to Bercicciosi, if you can’t find any other legal options, the CBSA can make an exception to the rule by saying you can go to a lawyer.
“If you don, the lawyer can explain to the CBS agents that you’ve been referred to a human rights advocate,” he explains.
“It’s a very good option for them to get you through the whole process, and you’ll be more likely to get the protection that you’re seeking.”
There are other options available if you are unable to obtain legal representation.
BICOSICI says that there’s an online petition system for people to file complaints about CBSA employees.
He advises that people can file a complaint directly with the CB, or by calling 1-800-TALK-US-USP (1-800 the TALK).
If the complaint is not dealt with in the same way, you may need to file a grievance in court.
If there is no way for the CB to deal with your complaint, BICICI advises that you may also try calling the CB and talking to a counsellor who is not an immigration lawyer.
Bicycles, planes, and other devices are prohibited in Canada at the border.
It’s illegal to carry them in the country, but you can be fined if you try.
Be prepared for an unpleasant encounter.
BERCICIAS says that people should always be prepared when they’re crossing the border to make a choice.
“Make sure you have a backup plan,” he tells VICE Canada.
“We don’t want to put people in danger and we don’t have the power to do that.”
If you do need to cross the border and don’t know how to prepare, you could always call a lawyer, or call the Canadian Border Services agency to ask about an exemption.
“I think people should have a way to protect themselves.
If they can’t afford to go to the lawyers and lawyers, they should make a contingency plan and find the right lawyer and contact them,” Berciquesi says.
Don’t be intimidated by a border guard.
“As long as you’re willing to work with them and you know what they’re looking for, they will understand you,” he adds.
If border guards ask you to leave, you must either sign an agreement that says you won’t leave the border or they will ask you why you want to leave.
If an officer asks you why they’re asking you to sign this form, you don: have to tell them that you don;t want to sign it; you don`t have to answer any questions that they ask you; and you must not leave the land until you sign the form.
If officers ask you for your passport, you have to either sign a waiver that says that, if the border officer wants to search your car, you will be required to provide them with your passport; and that you have no right to bring your passport with you to the border; and, you won`t be allowed