Toronto Mayor Rob Ford intends to be at the NHL Winter Classic in Michigan.
The Toronto Sun is reporting that Ford will attend the January 1 outdoor extravaganza — which will feature the Maple Leafs and the Red Wings — on his own dime.
But according to a Toronto-based immigration lawyer, Ford could be denied entry into the United states even though he hasn't been formally charged with any offence.
"His public admission of illegal drug use could be enough to prevent him from admission by US border officials," Michael Niren, an expert in both Canadian and U.S. immigration issues, told Yahoo Canada News.
"[U.S.] Immigration is very strict when it comes to offences considered as "Crimes of Moral Turpitude" or CMTs. And illegal drug use squarely falls into that category.
"If Ford is denied entry he will likely be required to apply for a U.S. waiver, which could take months. There is, however, discretion for border officials to 'parole' him on humanitarian grounds, but that happens usually onlyRead More »from Will crack confession prevent Rob Ford from attending the Winter Classic in Michigan?