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playaboy

Mar 14, 2014, 2:21 PM

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FYI, Mexico, Cancun, has been refusing entry to people with criminal records. There is a long thread about this on the following link. One of the posters, Nicky, is a former Immigration Officer for Canada that explains the new computer system used in Mexico, USA and Canada.


http://www.playa.info/...hange-entry-law.html


(This post was edited by Rolly on Mar 14, 2014, 4:10 PM)



joaquinx


Mar 14, 2014, 4:31 PM

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FYI, Mexico, Cancun, has been refusing entry to people with criminal records. There is a long thread about this on the following link. One of the posters, Nicky, is a former Immigration Officer for Canada that explains the new computer system used in Mexico, USA and Canada.


http://www.playa.info/...hange-entry-law.html


Information from Tripadvisor. I wouldn't believe a word of it. Way too many trolls on that forum.
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chinagringo


Mar 14, 2014, 4:55 PM

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Pretty broad paint brush that you are painting TripAdvisor with! Just like any other message board or forum, there are beneficial members and other members who are totally worthless.
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Neil
Albuquerque, NM



joaquinx


Mar 14, 2014, 5:11 PM

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Pretty broad paint brush that you are painting TripAdvisor with! Just like any other message board or forum, there are beneficial members and other members who are totally worthless.


The odd thing about TripAdvisor is that most of their posters are one-time users. Many are owners of the hotels and restaurants that they review.
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chinagringo


Mar 14, 2014, 5:31 PM

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I have been an active posting member of TA for going on 6 years. In that time period, I have seen the act cleaned up quite a bit and they have been able to clean up the false promoting by owners or managers! Just an FYI, I attempt to post honest and informative reviews on TA that hopefully will draw attention to hotels, restaurants and attractions throughout Central Mexico and I might be doing something right as according to my March report, 50,085 people have read my reviews.
Regards,
Neil
Albuquerque, NM



playaboy

Mar 14, 2014, 5:34 PM

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Every board has their trolls. They are not hard to notice.

Did you read the thread? I thought Nicky's post # 37 and 74 were interesting.


joaquinx


Mar 14, 2014, 5:45 PM

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Perhaps, what we need here is a posting from TripAdvisor stating that someone was denied entrance to Mexico because of a police record or felony conviction. Just to clear things up.
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chinagringo


Mar 14, 2014, 5:58 PM

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Just what is the level of Mexico experience for those who post on TA re: the Gringo resorts? Sorry but I have little faith in their Mexico knowledge #1 and #2, if it is true that Mexico is turning them around for some sort of criminal record - more power to them.
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Neil
Albuquerque, NM



darrellk

Mar 15, 2014, 5:47 PM

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TA is a waste of time! Especially the TA experts!


chinagringo


Mar 15, 2014, 6:49 PM

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Apparently, you feel you are an expert? If that is the case, why not contribute and make the site better than you feel it currently is?
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Neil
Albuquerque, NM



darrellk

Mar 15, 2014, 10:50 PM

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Well the TA experts go and delete your reply if you say anything negative just ask JR and his bunch on the PV forum............


sioux4noff

Mar 16, 2014, 10:49 AM

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The TA destination experts cannot delet a thread. Any TA member can mark one as inappropriate.


chinagringo


Mar 16, 2014, 11:38 AM

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So true! While all deletions and/or corrections must be done at the corporate end at TripAdvisor, I have often wondered about the motivation or lack of it. Just try to get a correction made without making a personal commitment to spend a great deal of time. True that any member can flag a review or an incorrect photo but getting action is a whole different matter. Here is a perfect example using the attraction - Chapala Malecon:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/...Malecon-Chapala.html

Click on the visitor photos link and check out how many of the photos are of the PV malecon.
Regards,
Neil
Albuquerque, NM



RickS


Mar 16, 2014, 4:42 PM

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We have wandered from the OP's subject.


chinagringo


Mar 16, 2014, 5:43 PM

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Rick:
I would respond yes & no as the very first post in the provided link mentions info from TA posted on the Cancun area forum. Not sure that I would be inclined to take this info as the "gospel"? I think most of us are familiar with some of the processes that airlines go through to check us out as soon as we make a reservation? Some aspects of this story cause my BS meter to twitch!

Besides, when posters don't know the difference between "boarder" & "border" - what level of experience do we have?
Regards,
Neil
Albuquerque, NM



(This post was edited by chinagringo on Mar 16, 2014, 5:58 PM)


cbviajero

Mar 16, 2014, 6:33 PM

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Some aspects of this story cause my BS meter to twitch!

Mine too..


playaboy

Mar 16, 2014, 10:07 PM

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FYI, Mexico, Cancun, has been refusing entry to people with criminal records. There is a long thread about this on the following link. One of the posters, Nicky, is a former Immigration Officer for Canada that explains the new computer system used in Mexico, USA and Canada.


http://www.playa.info/...hange-entry-law.html


Since my original post wandered I decided to search around on the www. Here is a sex offender forum where people have been turned away recently and sent home from Mexico (with the same BS mixed in like most threads)

http://californiarsol.org/...ional-travel-mexico/

Here are some others

http://embamex.sre.gob.mx/...d=1241&Itemid=29

http://travel.state.gov/.../country/mexico.html

Mexican border (boarder for Chinagringo, :-) ) crossings are now all computerized. They now have instant access to the FBI NCIC. I wouldn't totally discount that post from Playa.info or Tripadvisor. The poster "Nicky" is a Canadian immigration officer and wrote some interesting things on the playa.info thread.

BIG BROTHER HAS COME TO MEXICO

BTW, I have no criminal record.


cbviajero

Mar 17, 2014, 9:22 AM

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The crimes listed in the SRE link that can result in you're being denied entry appear to be serious felonies,terrorism,genocide,child porn etc.I'm not going to worry about my 1978 conviction for marijuana possesion.


Aaron+

Mar 17, 2014, 9:23 AM

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"Besides, when posters don't know the difference between "boarder" & "border" - what level of experience do we have?"

Yeah, part of me agrees. Then I recall my second wife (don't ask) and younger son, who between ADD and dyslexia, just cannot spell. And both are fairly intelligent in many respects. Spell check does not help with homophones (incidently, a word not related to homophobe).


Aaron+

Mar 17, 2014, 9:33 AM

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Re: [cbviajero] Mexico Bars Entry to People with Criminal Records

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SRE lists, among the "serious crimes," "drug-related crimes." Why would a 1978 drug-related conviction be outside of the SRE scope of serious crimes?

I imagine that tens of thousands of young and now older Americans have drug-related felonies on their record, part of our insanely conducted "war" on drugs. Getting one's U.S. criminal record expunged of a drug offense is beyond the economic reach of most such affected, even for those whose convictions were in those state courts where state laws are more forgiving (remember the concept of redemption?), with federal convictions being, I read, very very difficult to expunge, and depend upon the policies of the local federal district courts and prosecutors.


chinagringo


Mar 17, 2014, 9:38 AM

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And we are supposed to accept Nikky as being a Canadian Border Agent because of ?
Regards,
Neil
Albuquerque, NM



Aaron+

Mar 17, 2014, 9:50 AM

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... because his information and he sound reasonable and, to the extent currently available to us, confirmable (including the SRE embassy website that lists excludable offenses). There is a difference between being gullible or trusting no one.


playaboy

Mar 17, 2014, 10:50 AM

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I have a friend, who is an RP, that lives in Playa del Carmen that had a minor MJ possession conviction from 70's. He still works in the States, as famous agent in the entertainment industry, and travels back and forth weekly. He has not been denied entry into Mexico but CBP denied his Nexus and Sentri application because of that conviction.

Stuff like that never goes away.


richmx2


Mar 17, 2014, 12:25 PM

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There was something in the "mainstream" press a few weeks back about ONE GUY from Canada being denied entry. He was free-lance daredevil who had sped a motocycle through a residential area around Vancouver, and posted the stunt on the internet. And who has a criminal record as a result of similarly stupid stunts. The rationale given by SRE were his various criminal convictions in Canada, which sounds more like he was just considered an undesirable alien. Every country has the right... and does... reject some visitors considered a risk to public health and safety.


http://mexfiles.net
http://mexicobookpublishers.com

(This post was edited by richmx2 on Mar 17, 2014, 12:26 PM)


playaboy

Mar 17, 2014, 12:48 PM

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And we are supposed to accept Nikky as being a Canadian Border Agent because of ?


For the same reason I pay attention to the things you post :-)
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