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A young woman from Gatineau, Que., says she was strip-searched and stranded in Windsor, Ont., in the middle of the night by U.S. border officials.
"It was a horrible experience," said Nina Vroemen, 20, who was on her way to volunteer at a California organic farm.
"He was trying to make it seem like … because I was getting room and board, that was considered being paid," Vroemen. "He told me that I was taking jobs from American citizens because I was going to help out on this community work
"They told me to take off all my stuff from the bus and I watched the bus leave," she recalled. "Two women came with blue latex gloves … I was just in a panic."
She was told to take off everything except her jumper and was patted down. Then she was fingerprinted and photographed.
Originally posted by lpowell0627
Just to make a point, however small:
Getting room and board, for free, while volunteering is known as indirect compensation.
She is getting paid.
Do you get room and board for free in a foreign country?