Legal Defence Fund for Smugglers Inn

Bob Boule' has owned The Smugglers Inn Blaine for the past 20 years. Bob has been a leader in his community. The Smugglers Inn is situated on the US/Canadian border and the surrounding area became a popular spot for refugee claimants to cross into Canada. Although Prime Minister Trudeau tweeted to refugees that Canadians will welcome you in response to Trump's travel bans, 2 years later the Canadian government.

The broad interpretation argued by Canadian Government could capture "any taxi driver, bus driver, or business owner on the border who assist anyone to get to the border".  The person in the USA can be charged where conduct is indirectly even if they never stepped foot in Canada.

The charges against Bob raise multifaceted and complex legal issues. The criminal laws do provide an exemption for persons assisting other for humanitarian issues, but BC courts of appeals have withheld  a decision for nearly a year.

Restrictions imposed by the Canadian Government have been published in the Northern Light Paper.

$17,220.00 in donations has been raised so far by the community, we still need at least 40k for the legal defence fund.

Please help the Smugglers Inn Legal Defence Fund.

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Organizer

Jared Andrew 
Organizer
Blaine, WA
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