I'm traveling to the United States at the end of February to visit friends & family. I'm a Canadian citizen, however I do not have a Canadian Passport and will be traveling using my British Passport using ESTA. I spent 21 days in the USA in 2014 & 90 days in 2015 (1 short Trip, 1 long trip).
I'm only asking, because in my previous trip I tried to stay for 2 and a half months and the Border Officer pulled me aside. He went through my bags and looked at my travel history. He requested that I shorten my trip as my current trip would put me over 90 days in total (he counted my previous trip of about 25 days). That being said, when I asked about 90 day "reset" per trip, he said that rule didn't exist and it was 90 days per year.
Everything I've read online about the Visa Waiver Program contradicts what the officer said.
How do I protect myself when I visit again for 2 weeks at the end of Feb? Should I bring bank statements, letter of employment, etc?
"Citizens of VWP countries* who reside in Mexico, Canada, or a nearby island are generally exempted from the requirement to show onward travel to another country* when entering the United States."