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nissa762
1951 posts Member
I was visiting family over the holidays last year and an acquaintance of a relative wanted to know what it was like to live in Canada.

Met for coffee and it turns out they wanted to know how to immigrate and didn't really care about the details of what it's like here. I of course couldn't answer since I was born here and am not an immigration lawyer...

My spidey senses went off and started asking questions since what my relative said prior wasn't matching. Turns out they previously lived in the US but somehow ended up in a well know drug capital in Mexico and were trying to find a way to visit one of the person's child from a previous relationship in the US by gaining citizenship from Canada. They wanted to come here since they don't need a visa on their passports and just start looking for work etc. I let them know that they can't just do that and could risk being banned from entry.

It all seemed too sketch for me, so I told my relative afterwards (who isn't familiar with much in North America) that none of what they said made sense.

Anyways the guy decides to add me to facebook not long after and I decline the request. Just got a fb message now, months later, asking to move in with me????







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  • 168sean168
    3446 posts Member
    Sounds weird
  • meinaz
    5440 posts Member
    Strange. Congratulations on your new roommate! :lol:
  • nissa762
    1951 posts Member
    If everything is legit, could they not enter the US on their passport?
  • LC says don't let the Facebook man into your home!

  • nissa762
    1951 posts Member
    LC says don't let the Facebook man into your home!

    Ya I blocked him now... It's just so weird. Gonna stalk myself online to make sure there's no way to find me...

    @meinaz thanks for the laugh
  • suetopia
    4227 posts Member
    :/

    Weird. And creepy. :/
  • nissa762 wrote: »
    If everything is legit, could they not enter the US on their passport?

    So he is now in Canada and wants to come down to the US? Or he is still in Mexico?

    I live in Michigan and after 9/11 you have to either have a passport or an Enhanced Driver License to get into Canada. I'm assuming if he has all the proper paper work he could get in. Unless he is wanted for something here and that's why he left for Mexico? (This is like a movie) That's "driving" over the border though, not sure on the rules of flight.

    Of course America is a different place now and not so friendly.

    I say give <3 love <3 a chance. It has no borders and knows no boundaries ;)
  • nissa762
    1951 posts Member
    nissa762 wrote: »
    If everything is legit, could they not enter the US on their passport?

    So he is now in Canada and wants to come down to the US? Or he is still in Mexico?

    I live in Michigan and after 9/11 you have to either have a passport or an Enhanced Driver License to get into Canada. I'm assuming if he has all the proper paper work he could get in. Unless he is wanted for something here and that's why he left for Mexico? (This is like a movie) That's "driving" over the border though, not sure on the rules of flight.

    Of course America is a different place now and not so friendly.

    I say give <3 love <3 a chance. It has no borders and knows no boundaries ;)

    He is overseas now as far as I know. My relative doesn't talk to them anymore. From the message he is not in Canada yet and will be arriving here in a couple months.
  • nissa762 wrote: »
    nissa762 wrote: »
    If everything is legit, could they not enter the US on their passport?

    So he is now in Canada and wants to come down to the US? Or he is still in Mexico?

    I live in Michigan and after 9/11 you have to either have a passport or an Enhanced Driver License to get into Canada. I'm assuming if he has all the proper paper work he could get in. Unless he is wanted for something here and that's why he left for Mexico? (This is like a movie) That's "driving" over the border though, not sure on the rules of flight.

    Of course America is a different place now and not so friendly.

    I say give <3 love <3 a chance. It has no borders and knows no boundaries ;)

    He is overseas now as far as I know. My relative doesn't talk to them anymore. From the message he is not in Canada yet and will be arriving here in a couple months.

    Then ignore what I said and lock your doors! :o
  • nissa762
    1951 posts Member
    nissa762 wrote: »
    nissa762 wrote: »
    If everything is legit, could they not enter the US on their passport?

    So he is now in Canada and wants to come down to the US? Or he is still in Mexico?

    I live in Michigan and after 9/11 you have to either have a passport or an Enhanced Driver License to get into Canada. I'm assuming if he has all the proper paper work he could get in. Unless he is wanted for something here and that's why he left for Mexico? (This is like a movie) That's "driving" over the border though, not sure on the rules of flight.

    Of course America is a different place now and not so friendly.

    I say give <3 love <3 a chance. It has no borders and knows no boundaries ;)

    He is overseas now as far as I know. My relative doesn't talk to them anymore. From the message he is not in Canada yet and will be arriving here in a couple months.

    Then ignore what I said and lock your doors! :o

    Ya am freaked out. No way to trace my address or phone number online... Plus my family has a traditional cultural background - he disrespected entire family by asking to move in with me. Of course not an issue for a Canadian... but still he shouldn't have assumed anything about me.
  • Sounds like you did the right thing. Now if he was a Nigerien prince, thats a differwnt story
    I do not accept unsolicited friend requests! PM me and say hi first.
  • johncolombo
    11124 posts Senior Moderator
    meinaz wrote: »
    Strange. Congratulations on your new roommate! :lol:

    :D
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  • johncolombo
    11124 posts Senior Moderator
    nissa762 wrote: »
    nissa762 wrote: »
    If everything is legit, could they not enter the US on their passport?

    So he is now in Canada and wants to come down to the US? Or he is still in Mexico?

    I live in Michigan and after 9/11 you have to either have a passport or an Enhanced Driver License to get into Canada. I'm assuming if he has all the proper paper work he could get in. Unless he is wanted for something here and that's why he left for Mexico? (This is like a movie) That's "driving" over the border though, not sure on the rules of flight.

    Of course America is a different place now and not so friendly.

    I say give <3 love <3 a chance. It has no borders and knows no boundaries ;)

    He is overseas now as far as I know. My relative doesn't talk to them anymore. From the message he is not in Canada yet and will be arriving here in a couple months.

    Nissa I'm sorry I forget are you Canadian?
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  • nissa762
    1951 posts Member
    edited July 2017
    @daved7637397 maybe I missed my big payday??? ;)

    @johncolombo yes I am (I say "eh" in my normal everyday language too ;) ). Ancestry is from overseas with some family still there.
  • johncolombo
    11124 posts Senior Moderator
    nissa762 wrote: »
    @daved7637397 maybe I missed my big payday??? ;)

    @johncolombo yes I am (I say "eh" in my normal everyday language too ;) ). Ancestry is from overseas with some family still there.

    sorry that I forgot
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  • johncolombo
    11124 posts Senior Moderator
    I find the canadian pronunciation for the ou sound more foreign then Eh. LOL
    Me :about
    Canada: A-boot
    ;)
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  • suetopia
    4227 posts Member
    I find the canadian pronunciation for the ou sound more foreign then Eh. LOL
    Me :about
    Canada: A-boot
    ;)

    *gives John a look of disapproval*

    ;)

    *hugs*


  • I find the canadian pronunciation for the ou sound more foreign then Eh. LOL
    Me :about
    Canada: A-boot
    ;)

    "Sorry" and "Bag" are noticably different too. I have to not pick up the accent when I'm in the UP (upper peninsula of Michigan...might as well be Canada there)
  • suetopia wrote: »
    I find the canadian pronunciation for the ou sound more foreign then Eh. LOL
    Me :about
    Canada: A-boot
    ;)

    *gives John a look of disapproval*

    ;)

    *hugs*


    I like the accent, you sound more dignified then the rest of us :)
  • johncolombo
    11124 posts Senior Moderator
    suetopia wrote: »
    I find the canadian pronunciation for the ou sound more foreign then Eh. LOL
    Me :about
    Canada: A-boot
    ;)

    *gives John a look of disapproval*

    ;)

    *hugs*


    I think it's cute. Just odd that we are neighbors and pronounce ou different and the rest of the words the same.
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