This page contains links and other information concerning the Border Issues seminar presented to the Criminal Lawyer’s Association in Toronto, Ontario in October of 2016. While nothing on the page is a secret, the materials are probably not of much use for non-attendees.

Absolute Discharges As a Conviction Under the US INA:

Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude:

Petty Offence Exception:

Categorical Approach

Expedited Removal


Information Sharing:


Searches and Seizures at the Border (Into USA):

Searches and Seizures at the Border (Into Canada):

Humanitarian Parole Authority:

Marijuana Exclusions from the US:

Aboriginal Issues