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Chances of being deported at FLIBS
Deep water
Posted: Saturday, October 8, 2011 8:17 PM
Joined: 21/08/2011
Posts: 4

I’m arriving in Florida soon and plan to dockwalk during the Boat Show. I heard rumors about CBP officers cracking down and I’m wondering what I should say to American Officials at the Boat Show if they question me. Were foreign dockwalkers really deported last year, should I be worried about being deported and ruining my yachting career before it starts?
Posted: Saturday, October 8, 2011 10:38 PM
I haven't actually seen CBP and ICE agents on the docks but I have heard tons of rumors. I will say that more and more captains are insisting that workers hired in the US, either dayworkers or long term crew, have a green card or are a US citizen/passport holder. The vessel I work on will absolutely not accept cv's without one of these two documents.
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