Baxter Reid, who was in the US on a five-year visa, arrested at Canadian border after delays receiving clearance meant he breached his visa conditions.
An Australian man has been handcuffed and locked up in a US detention centre after apparently breaching his visa conditions by just over one hour.
Sydney man Baxter Reid, 26, was in the US on a five-year visa and had travelled to Canada as part of a requirement for him to exit and re-enter America every six months to keep his visa valid.
But his American girlfriend Heather Kansco said Reid was arrested by US Border Patrol officers on 23 April after delays receiving clearance to cross into Canada meant he breached his visa conditions by just over an hour.
[US Border Officers Lock Up Australian Man After He ‘Overstayed Visa By One Hour’, by Elle Hunt, The Guardian, May 2, 2017]
There is a class of illegal aliens in the United States commonly referred to as visa overstays. These are illegal aliens who enter the United States with a non-immigrant visa of some sort, then stay beyond the date they are admitted to, e.g. the period of admission. This period of admission is unrelated to how long the visa is valid for, as a visa is only a permit to appear at a Port-of-Entry (POE) before an immigration officer, and apply for admission in a particular non-immigrant category. That a visa remains valid, or for that matter expires while that particular alien is in the United States is irrelevant. Once an alien is admitted, the controlling time period is the date to which the alien was admitted. Generally, visitors for personal or tourist visits apply using a B-2 non-immigrant visa and are admitted for a period of six months. Much too long, as most tourists stay for less than a month. But that is another issue. A visitor must have an unrelinquished residence abroad and the means to support himself while in the United States for the period they claim they will stay. Note that if they say they are planning to stay for two weeks, then stay for six months, that is a violation of the terms of admission, a deportable offense, and, since they committed fraud at entry, also a criminal offense, in violation of Title 8 United States Code, Section 1325, Improper Entry By An Alien, which besides criminalizing entry without inspection (EWI), the crossing of the border illegally, also prohibits fraud, e.g. lies to an inspecting immigration officer.
In the above case of Baxter Reid, we have a variation of the overstay. The overstay generally is admitted to the United States once, then never leaves. Mexicans and other third world aliens are the most common visa overstay violators. But in the case of many first worlders, those who can more easily afford international travel, use a variation. They enter, stay for the period of admission, generally six months, then leave, often to Canada or Mexico, but sometimes to their home country. I have seen First World illegal aliens fly home to Japan or Germany, then immediately return. Frequently the illegal aliens call this "renewing" their visa. Which in reality only means that they desire to have a document showing that they are lawfully present, though in most cases these First World illegal aliens are doing what most Third World illegal aliens do, they work illegally. Quite frequently, they are not employed by any one person, but do freelance work of some sort, carpentry, plumbing, etc. They work for themselves, e.g. are not employed by another, but work just the same. It is a way to rationalize their illegal behavior. They claim, "I was never illegally employed" when caught, but still worked illegally, in violation of the most important of the other conditions of their admission besides the period of admission, as work of any sort is illegal while on a B-2 visa.
According to Kansco’s account, the couple were given “the runaround” for more than four hours at the US-Canada border. By the time Canadian authorities referred them back to US Border Patrol, Reid had “technically violated his visa requirements”.
“The US Border Patrol ended up taking Baxter away, because after waiting for hours with the Canadians, he ... was illegally in the US for a SINGLE HOUR,” wrote Kansco.
“This is where all the real problems began: they threw Baxter in cuffs and escorted him to prison ... This is going to make a criminal out of an innocent man.”
Aside from the tortured use of the English language and the violations of the rules on capitalization, the story is outrageous for being mostly lies, and even then unclear to any reader. Only someone with extensive experience working at a Port-of-Entry as this author has. Therefore I can explain to the reader what really happened, and expose the lies being told by Reid and Kansco.
First, Reid was arrested not for overstaying his visa by one hour, he was arrested for the above scheme of living in the United States illegally by using a B-2 non-immigrant visa to live in the United States. The charging documents most likely also show that he was working illegally as well, as it is quite common for illegal aliens such as Reid to do stupid things, like leave an evidence trail. In my day, before the internet, we searched the alien appearing for inspection, usually finding evidence that he was either living illegally or working illegally on his person, usually in a wallet; work receipts, a business card showing what work he did freelance, pay stubs, credit cards, domestic driver's license, etc. Today, Customs and Border Protection Officers (CBPO) at a POE can quickly find credit applications, evidence of work, and such by using government and commercial databases, or even social media.
Now what happened here was that Reid and his Kansco went to Canada over the land border to "renew" his visa. The officers of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) quickly realized he was living illegally in the United States and returned him to the United States as an equally inadmissible alien to Canada, correctly presuming him to be engaged in a visa fraud scheme or intending to live illegally in Canada in a similar scheme. The CBSA in such cases notifies U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) when they reject an applicant for admission coming from the United States and return that person, frequently under an unofficial escort to a CBPO, with a warning that they think the alien in question is living in the U.S. illegally.
Aggressive CBPOs, and not Border Patrol Agents (BPA) as claimed in the story, the Lying Press can't even get the most basic facts correct as it is CBPOs that inspect arriving aliens, not BPAs, conducted a very thorough inspection, discovered Reid's scheme to live in the U.S. illegally using a non-immigrant visa, and confronted him and he either clammed up or spilled the beans. Either way, he was subject to deportation for living illegally in the U.S. on a visitor's visa, and consequently a period in custody before a flight could be arranged for him back to Oz.
The girlfriend was of course desperate to spring him from jail while waiting for a flight, and decided that a series of lies was her best bet to shame CBP and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), the agency that holds illegal aliens before they are removed, into releasing him. Kansco probably reads VDare and the Federale Blog, and knows that ICE ERO and President Trump can be intimidated by sympathetic Democrats in the press and that public complaints can spring illegal aliens from custody. So, into spin mode she went, easily finding a sympathetic, deliberately ignorant, and duplicitous reporter to carry water for her, in this case one Elle Hunt; fool and liar.
So, Kansco concocted some lie about Reid overstaying his visa by an hour as an act of shameless baby-waving and the lying press jumped at the chance to attack the Trump Administration. Kansco's claim is nonsense. It is abundantly clear that Reid was living in the United States illegally, and most likely working illegally, as who can afford what appears to be a near five year long vacation in the United States. As an example, I once caught a Japanese man living in the United States on the Visa Waiver Program. Every three months for many years he would leave then re-enter the United States, basically living in the U.S. on three month increments. He never overstayed, but lived, and worked illegally in the United States, but he, like Reid, "renewed" his visa every three months for years. Now, such cases are easy to catch, and Reid must have stood out like a sore thumb with his childish scheme. Kudos to the CBPOs who caught him. It might have been easier to ignore such violations, but the new Regime has CBPOs emboldened, and the immigration patriots at CBP are doing their job!
But the important lesson, besides the fact that John Kelly and President Trump can be intimidated, is that the #Lugenpresse is just that, liars for open borders. They will either believe any lie spun for them in the most credulous manner, deliberately remain ignorant of the law and facts of individual cases, or duplicitously repeat the lies, or deliberately obfuscate the facts. Let us pray for our beloved country that Kelly and Trump don't back down from deporting this illegal alien, even if he is white.