X-Message-Number: 14298
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2000 06:28:52 -0400
From: Paul Wakfer <>
Subject: Re: CryoNet #14292 - Barred From Entry
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> Message #14292
> From: "norm lewis" <>
> Subject: Barred From Entry
> Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 10:41:35 GMT
> Friday, August 11, 2000.
> Dear Paul Wakfer,
> Why were you barred from entry to the US in June 1999?

Thank you for asking :-)

I was going for a visit to the US by automobile.
I had a computer in my car with visible monitor.
I stated my occupation as Internet advisor and consultant.
I was flagged over for further inspection and questioning.
Under questioning, I stated that I was paid by a US company with US
customers to do my work and that, yes, I would be continuing that work
sporadically while on holiday in the US, and had done so before.
I was then charged will the offense of working in the US without visa
I was then fingerprinted, placed under oath, prosecuted, judged, and
sentenced by the same INS officials. All of this took over 7 hours while
my dog sat in the car after they searched and ransacked it.
The penalty for the offense of being an illegal alien working in the US
is 5 years disbarrment, with no appeal except to the US Attorney
If I try to cross the border or am found within the US during that
period, I will be charged with a felony which can result in a jail term
for a period of 2-20 years, and/or a fine of up to $250,000.
Sorry, but until you US citizens eradicate this gang of hooligans on
your borders, you will just have to do without me.

Paul Wakfer

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