Lawyers recommend prison for woman who killed 3 of her newborn babies
Lawyers were in court Monday making arguments on an appropriate sentence for a Charlottetown woman who killed three of her newborn children. Shannon Dawn Rayner, 40, pleaded guilty to three charges of infanticide and one charge of concealing a body.Shannon Dawn Rayner, 40, was charged last year after police found the remains of two infants in storage totes at a property in Sherwood where she was living at the time. Police conducted the search after getting a report that Rayner had been seen to be pregnant twice but did not have any young children.
Kooner said she told border agents she was a Canadian citizen, travelling on a Canadian passport and has no criminal record. “I’m being called an immigrant and being told ‘don’t you ever come back to the states again without a visa ,’” she told Global News. While informing her that she would not be
She said she was told she was an immigrant without a valid U . S . visa . Read the latest news on U . S . President Donald Trump. Kooner, 30, is of Indian “We are talking about a Canadian citizen, born in Canada, illegally turned back at the U . S . border , and we want a prime minister who knows how to
A Vancouver woman is afraid to try to enter the United States after she was held for hours without reason and eventually denied entry — a case immigration lawyers say is becoming more common at the U.S. border.
Software developer Jaklyn De Vos had planned to visit her godfather in Seattle, Wash., in April of this year when she and her partner were brought in for questioning at the Sumas border crossing in Abbotsford.
After nearly five hours, a border patrol officer told her she was denied entry and that she would need a visa — something not normally required for Canadians at land border crossings — to enter the United States again. With no criminal record or history of problems entering the U.S., De Vos said she can't understand why she has not been given an explanation.
Nothing 'sinister' about airport questioning of Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou: Crown
VANCOUVER — The actions of Canadian officials during the arrest of Huawei Technologies executive Meng Wanzhou at Vancouver's airport were "not at all sinister" and followed their legal obligations, a Crown prosecutor says. Robert Frater, a lawyer representing the Attorney General of Canada, said the defence has alleged that Canadian and United States officials conspired to conduct a covert criminal investigation at the airport on Dec. 1, 2018.Robert Frater, a lawyer representing the Attorney General of Canada, said the defence has alleged that Canadian and United States officials conspired to conduct a covert criminal investigation at the airport on Dec. 1, 2018.
Immigration lawyers say they've seen a spike in the number of Canadians turned back at the U . S They told him he shouldn't try to enter the U . S . again without a special waiver that costs hundreds of Kooner says she ' s a law -abiding citizen of Canada, so there' s no apparent reason she needs one to
A Canadian woman travelling on a Canadian passport says she was turned away at the U . S . border and told she needed a valid immigrant visa to enter the country. Manpreet Kooner, 30, is a Canadian citizen who was born to Indian parents in Canada and raised here.
"I have friends and family in the states that I'd like to see, so it's definitely frustrating not to be able to do that or have any information about it," she said.
She also said nearly three hours into the ordeal, the border guards asked to see her and her partner's cellphones and wallets.
"It just seemed easier to comply, it was kind of a scary situation anyway being detained for so long," she said.
'Definitely something in the water'
Lawyers say they have seen an uptick in the number of Canadians being denied entry, or even being banned from crossing into the United States.
"There's definitely something in the water right now ... we are seeing unusual denials and unusual requests we haven't seen in years prior," said Mark Belanger with Border Solutions law group.
Sask. man barred from U.S. for 5 years after trying to volunteer at music festival
Sask. man barred from U.S. for 5 years after trying to volunteer at music festivalKyle Kuchirka, 25, an actor and recent graduate of the University of Saskatchewan's drama department, said he tried to cross the U.S. border between Abbotsford, B.C. and Sumas, Wash. on Aug. 29.
" She could have declined to do so, but the result would have been that she would not have an opportunity If you're nervous about being turned back at the border , there are a few things you can do in The U . S . Department of Homeland Security has an appeals process called the DHS Traveller
Montrealer told she needs immigration visa to enter U . S . Tidy up. A clean car is not only easier for an official to inspect, you can also avoid raising Empty out any old papers or unnecessary items from backpacks or purses to help breeze through security. If you are searched, a neatly packed bag will be
Belanger said the easiest thing for people to do in situations similar to De Vos's case is to refuse their own entry.
"That's technically a withdrawal of your request for admission and they will release her back into Canada," he said, even if someone is held for questioning.
Belanger also said there are a number of options for recourse.
"You can apply for an actual visa at the U.S. consulate here in Vancouver, and at the interview for the visa, you can ask questions about your case and find out some information," he said.
Belanger also recommended filing a complaint on TRIPS, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) traveler redress program. De Vos said this also lead to a dead end.
"I just recently ... noticed that my case said closed on it, but I still haven't received any letter," she said.
A spokesperson for the CBP acknowledged the increase of "expedited removals" from the United States and said it was not due to policy changes or quotas within the department.
De Vos goes to the U.S. regularly to visit friends and family and has never had trouble entering the country before, but April's ordeal has her re-considering those plans. She has not attempted to visit the country since then.
"It's definitely hard especially being so close to the border, we like to go down to go skiing and enjoy the nature there," she said. "I don't really want to get detained again."
Lawyers' victims get payout after probe found gap in compensation system .
TORONTO — A man who lost hundreds of thousands of dollars because of a negligent lawyer has finally received partial compensation years after winning a court judgment that has proven unenforceable. The $150,000 payout to Nalliah Balachandran late last month came after The Canadian Press reported in December on a glaring gap in the insurance system designed to protect victims of unscrupulous or incompetent Ontario lawyers. "This money will help,"TORONTO — A man who lost hundreds of thousands of dollars because of a negligent lawyer has finally received partial compensation years after winning a court judgment that has proven unenforceable.