Jogger who crossed U.S. border accidentally a warning to Canadians: expert
|CTVnews 25 Jun 2018 at 15:01|
VANCOUVER - A Washington state immigration lawyer says a case of a French teenager who reportedly crossed from Canada into the United States by accident and was detained for two weeks should serve as a warning to Canadians.
Len Saunders says while there are aspects of her case that are unique, it should still serve as a reminder for Canadians to be careful along border crossings.
In an email statement, the Department of Homeland Security confirms Roman was arrested by Border Patrol agents in Blaine, Wash., where she was not carrying any identification.
It referred questions about her detention to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Saunders says the woman s French citizenship likely complicated things, as she could not simply be deported to Canada.