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At the US/Canada border will parents be asked about their child they are visiting?

Discussion in 'Visiting the U.S., Passports' started by juju bb, Oct 9, 2019.

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  1. juju bb

    juju bb Law Topic Starter New Member

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    If Canadian parents have a child who is over 18 in the US (also a Canadian citizen) and has been there for a month (Canadians can stay for up to 6 without a visa), at the border if the parents say their purpose of travel is visiting their child, will the officials ask about the visa status of the child? Or ask why the child is in the US?
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    If a person is 18 years or older, that person is an ADULT, not a minor!

    If you want to KNOW what a Homeland Security Officer, CBP Officer, or immigration Officer asks at border control points; I suggest you ask the proper Homeland Security Official.

    Don't expect an answer, as such a question MIGHT spark an inquiry into YOUR life.



    An 18 year old person is an ADULT, not a minor child.

    I suggest you inform the parents NOT to attempt their little scam, border officials these days take "border burglars" and "border burglary" SERIOUSLY.

    Thank goodness those dedicated professionals try to keep this country safe!
     
  3. juju bb

    juju bb Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I never said they were a minor. I said "child" as in, child of the parent. Not as in a literal kid.
    My parents aren't attempting any scam.... that was not the question at ALL.
     
  4. cbg

    cbg Super Moderator

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    I think it's unlikely but it can't be ruled out completely.
     
  5. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    You're missing the point.
     
  6. juju bb

    juju bb Law Topic Starter New Member

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    What point am I missing?
     
  7. Highwayman

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    They can ask anything they feel like. Why do you care?
     
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  8. juju bb

    juju bb Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Literal curiosity.
     
  9. Highwayman

    Highwayman Well-Known Member

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    This whole thread is a waste of time. No one knows what specific travelers MAY be asked when they cross the border.
     
  10. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    Unlikely (because, among other things, there would be no reasonable expectations that the parents would know about their adult child's "visa status"), but we have no way of reliably predicting what some unknown border control agent might ask someone under unknown circumstances.
     
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    The "child" is not a "minor child", and that makes a world of difference.
     

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