Woman faces jail over border swimThe story is here, though I've copied the entire text. Thanks to Alan With One L for the news and link.
A woman barred from entering the US has been arrested after allegedly swimming over the border from Canada.
Katharine Hiscox, 33, from Shepton Mallet, Somerset, is charged with entering the US without inspection and being in the country after deportation.
If convicted, she faces up to two years in prison and a fine of up to £140,000.
Ms Hiscox allegedly swam across the St. John River from Canada and was discovered in Maine on Saturday, according to court documents.
She was driven to a hotel and the police were called. Border agents found her at a petrol station on Sunday.
Ms Hiscox's lawyer, Charles Hodsdon, said she had been to the US three times on various visas.
She was deported from Atlanta in January and barred from re-entering the US.
"I am still trying to figure out why exactly she was turned away on that occasion," Mr Hodsdon said.
A detention hearing is scheduled at a court in Bangor, Maine for Thursday.
trust me, it's not worth it
While wingnuts are asking why anyone in their right mind would leave the greatestcountryonthefaceoftheearth, others are risking their lives swimming across rivers to get here. Mexicans braving the Rio Grande? Nope. A British woman swimming the St. John.