The US Department of Agriculture announced that a "Mr. S.Claus" of the North Pole was free to enter the United States with his reindeer from December 24 to December 25.
Santa Cleared For Entry To US
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December 23, 2013

Via AFP:

Santa Claus was officially cleared for entry into the United States as federal agriculture officials waived stringent livestock checks on his nine reindeer.

The US Department of Agriculture announced in a light-hearted statement that a "Mr. S.Claus" of the North Pole was free to enter the United States with his reindeer from December 24 to December 25.

"During this season of giving, USDA wants to do everything in its power to help Santa," said John R. Clifford, USDA's Chief Veterinary Officer.

"We agreed to waive the normal application fees and entry inspection/overtime costs, prov...

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