Minor Criminal Offenses Prevent Border Crossing People who used to cross the northern U.S. border without any problems are now getting stopped and turned back. Thanks to improved computer databases, convictions for minor offenses could now exclude you from crossing between Canada and the United States.
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Minor Criminal Offenses Prevent Border Crossing

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Minor Criminal Offenses Prevent Border Crossing

Minor Criminal Offenses Prevent Border Crossing

Minor Criminal Offenses Prevent Border Crossing

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Improved border security does have its down side.

People who used to cross the northern U.S. border without any problems are now being stopped and turned back.

Thanks to improved computer databases, convictions for minor offenses could now exclude you from crossing between Canada and the United States.

Tom Banse reports from Olympia, Wash., for Northwest News Network.

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