IPAD NOW BEING USED AS A SECRET TOOL FOR CROSSING BORDERS
Whereas, Canadian citizens can only enter the US at land crossings using a passport, an enhanced driver's licence or a Nexus pass, the Canadian Border Services Agency advises.
Martin Reisch, from Montreal, presented the US border office with his digital device after realising near the border that he did not have his passport. He said he told the official that he was heading to Vermont to deliver Christmas presents. He was in the security hut for almost five, six minutes. And was freely moved on his way.
The 33-year-old man responded that he believed that the true story he told, as well as his driver's licence, helped him get across the border to deliver the gifts last week. Mr Reisch, who successfully managed to re-enter Canada later the same day, has said he will not forget his passport in the future.
But there has not yet been any official comment from either border agency.