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Will Rob Ford be able to attend the Winter Classic?

Nov 29, 2013, 12:13 PM EDT

Rob Ford AP

Finally! A chance to write about Rob Ford on PHT.

From QMI Agency:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers could put a snag in Mayor Rob Ford’s plan to go to the NHL Winter Classic in Michigan on Jan. 1, a Toronto-based immigration lawyer says.

In fact, they might have something to say about all of his future travel into the U.S., said Henry Chang, an immigration lawyer at Blaney McMurtry.

Chang said Ford’s televised admission he smoked crack cocaine and the subsequent media firestorm could cause serious problems for him when he tries to cross the border. Ford will need to do that to see his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs clash with the Detroit Red Wings at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on New Year’s Day.

Apparently Ford wants to go to the big game. He’s a huge sports fan, not to mention a former football player who still moves pretty well for a man of his carriage.

QMI Agency wasn’t the only media outlet to contact an expert about his potential to successfully cross the border. Yahoo Canada News did the same thing, and got the same answer.

“His public admission of illegal drug use could be enough to prevent him from admission by US border officials,” immigration expert Michael Niren said.

  1. elvispocomo - Nov 29, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Can they let him cross and then have the Canadian side refuse to let him come back?

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Nov 29, 2013 at 2:11 PM

      US won’t go for that unless Canada takes Ted Cruz back and keeps him.

      • elvispocomo - Nov 29, 2013 at 2:13 PM

        It was worth a shot.

  2. sheckyrimshot - Nov 29, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    yeah… its probably in everyone’s best interests to keep mayor crackity jones away from detroit..

  3. lovac2 - Nov 29, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    I’m sure NBC will bring him into the booth and probably offer him a TV gig.

  4. nj666 - Nov 29, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    Yeah the city of detroit cant be tainted with a crack smoker….

  5. muckleflugga - Nov 29, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    mr. ford is in fact a huge sports fan who should be permitted to claim all four of his seats

    no problem…

    the NSA will not inform the CIA of ford’s presence who knew anyway, but will not inform the FBI who knew anyway, but will not inform Michigan state police who knew anyway, but will not inform Ann Arbor police who will be too busy checking-out the babes and cheerleaders to notice anything other than those perky sweaters…

    no, mr ford could drive an an M1 Abrams into Ann Arbor without raising much in the way of concern, if the billions spent on homeland security prove as effective as it has to date…

    ev’ry mornin’ at the hall you could see him arrive
    he stood six foot six and weighed three forty five

    kinda narrow at the shoulder and broad at the hip
    and everybody knew, ya didn’t give no lip to big rob

    big rob, big rob
    big bad rob
    big rob

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  6. tyler4richardson - Nov 29, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Rob Ford’s not allowed to enter the country because of admitted hard drug use……. Barack Obama is allowed to run the country despite admitting to hard drug use. I’m not understanding the logic here.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Nov 29, 2013 at 2:18 PM

      Let’s see, youthful experimentation vs. 40-something mayor of nation’s largest city admitting his repeated “drunken stupors” while on the job. Still too hard for you?

      • tyler4richardson - Nov 29, 2013 at 2:23 PM

        Don’t get too hot. I’ve come to understand sarcasm will never be read.

  7. nothanksimdriving123 - Nov 29, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    And about that “moves pretty well” claim:

  8. vbcaps - Nov 29, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Ford is a complete moron, his “eating p**sy” comments will live on forever

    Also find it humorous Toronto can’t force him from office

  9. muckleflugga - Nov 29, 2013 at 2:51 PM


    say what you will about rob ford, but the whole expose was conducted by city councillors and toronto policeman with personal agendas that out-stripped concern for consequences, hell be damned

    and in serving their personal agendas, the city of toronto has been dragged through the mud throughout the industrialized world by these councillors, aided and abetted by the gutter press

    and rob ford has been given exposure in the american popular media, always thirsty for purveyors of dirt and scandal…

    the’ve unwittingly made rob ford an icon who, in the perversion of show business, will likely become quite rich

    to quote elizabeth windsor, well done canada

    • thesublimeylimey - Nov 30, 2013 at 7:33 AM

      Right, and Berlusconi and ‘ole GW are great politicians too.

  10. slysipops - Nov 29, 2013 at 6:17 PM


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  11. joey4id - Nov 29, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    How ironic. This from the country who let cocaine flood the streets of Southern California for the provisioning of arms to the Iran contras. Danilo Blandon was convicted in US District Court (San Diego) on the federal charge of “conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute.” The INS granted Blandón a green card, despite the criminal convictions.

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