Saturday, January 16, 2016

BORDERS has moved!

Hello, Everyone!

As of Saturday, January 16, 2016, BORDERS has moved to

Our new address is

In the coming weeks, expect WordPress to move us one more time to a subdomain of

Looking forward to seeing you at the new site!

Friday, January 15, 2016

"How long does a Canadian have to stay outside the US before returning to the US as a visitor?"

[This is a complete update to a June 2013 post]

The technically correct and completely useless answer is: "It depends." Practically speaking, 98% of Canadians can spend autumn in the Sun Belt, celebrate the holidays in Canada, and then play in the Sun Belt until late spring--and can plan on doing this every year. A basic understanding of the US admission rules and proper use of a Border Kit (as described by +Robert Keats in +The Border Guide 10th Edition) will better ensure smooth sailing. 

Thursday, December 31, 2015

BORDERS is back! Check out my immigration law tweets @BorderPlanning in the sidebar of this blog. 

See also the website for my virtual immigration law practice, DemarestBoston, at

Thank you for visiting!

Saturday, March 22, 2014


After 25 years in international advisory services, I am assessing new career directions and taking an indefinite break from this blog. You may find some posts valuable but remember that posted information and observations become stale over time. Blog posts are not a substitute for advice from a qualified professional who understands your situation

Current news and commentary, courtesy of Google, is still available at the bottom of the page. 

Feel free to contact me at


Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day, to all my Canadian friends, wherever you are!

Check out the story behind the photo and gifted Canadian photographer +Don Komarechka