Canadian Indians, Inuit, Métis, and Métis: An Exploration of the Unparalleled Rights Enjoyed by American Indians Born in Canada to Freely Access the United States

4 Seattle J. Envtl. L. 343, 2014

65 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2014

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Greg Boos

Cascadia Cross-Border Law

Greg McLawsen

Sound Immigration

Heather Fathali

Cascadia Cross-Border Law

Date Written: June 17, 2014

Abstract

This article expands on an earlier work published in October 2013, jointly by Bender's Immigration Bulletin and Western Washington University's Border Policy Research Institute.

Certain American Indians born in Canada enjoy access to the United States unrestricted by the Immigration and Nationality Act, a right stemming from the Jay Treaty of 1794. An examination of this right, reflected by codification as § 289 of the INA, reveals qualifying ABCs are entitled to privileges unparalleled by all but United States citizens to enter and remain in the U.S. “for the purpose of employment, study, retirement, investing, and/or immigration” or any other reason.

Suggested Citation

Boos, Greg and McLawsen, Greg and Fathali, Heather, Canadian Indians, Inuit, Métis, and Métis: An Exploration of the Unparalleled Rights Enjoyed by American Indians Born in Canada to Freely Access the United States (June 17, 2014). 4 Seattle J. Envtl. L. 343, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2487591

Greg Boos

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Greg McLawsen (Contact Author)

Sound Immigration ( email )

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Heather Fathali

Cascadia Cross-Border Law ( email )

1305 11th St, Suite 301
Bellingham, WA 98225
United States

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