No-fly List Canada
September 13, 2011 by staff
He is one of many Canadians now think twice before going to the U.S. – Or can not go there at all – due to restrictions in post-9-11 security.
“This has been a nightmare, really,” he said in an interview.
Hamoud told The Canadian Press on condition his name not be published for fear that would only make their travel problems worse.
After going to the United States many times over the decades, he and his daughters had to cancel a spring break 2010 in New York and Florida, because the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is not clear entry.
Five days after returning home from the airport, Hamoud was visited by two agents of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service who asked lots of questions. But still could not understand why the U.S. He had been prescribed.
He says he is not involved in criminal or extremist, and still has no answers from the Americans.
Hamoud has lost six of business events in the U.S. – No-shows are taking their toll on your company. He has also had difficulty in flying within Canada, the U.S. Air Canada consultation fly list, even for domestic flights.
Hamoud lawyers have taken up their case with the U.S. Government Transportation Security. But he says there is no guarantee that they will be allowed in the U.S.
“It really demeans a person.”
Ihsaan Gardee, executive director of the Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations, said his group continues to receive reports of Muslims about the difficulty of crossing the border.
“When I talk with members of the community, some of them expressed a concern about travel,” he said.
“They can choose to travel to different destinations, as a result.”
The parallel 49, once known as the longest undefended border in the world is now full of security-related obstacles.
Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart says the free ride for a long time the Americans once granted their friendly neighbors to the north has been withdrawn as a result of September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
“I think Canada is in a tough spot,” he said in an interview.
“What we’re seeing in the decade is the move by the United States to impose the values ??of border control that uses it (for) the world more and more Canadians.”
The scrutiny is likely to intensify as Canada conducts a security pact with the U.S. perimeter. The idea is to strengthen continental selection with the idea that people and goods once they have won over North America, there is less need to look at the Canada-US border.
Opponents say that Canada is facing an erosion of sovereignty and weaker control over personal information of Canadians through the creation of such an agreement.
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