Why are people denied entry to the US?

Many travelers are surprised to find out that people can be denied entry to the United States and are even more surprised when it happens to them. But the truth is, people are denied entry to the United States every single day and for a variety of different reasons. Denied Entry to the United States 4

When someone is denied entry to the United States, they cannot enter the country and must leave immediately. If they are at the border, they must turn around. If they flew to an airport, they will be put on the next flight home.

Reasons someone may be denied entry to the United States

Reasons someone would be denied entry to the United States are primarily criminal, financial, health-related or immigration related.

Most commonly, people are denied entry to the United States because they have a criminal record that would render them inadmissible, and while not all criminal records will render you inadmissible to the United States, many will.

If you are unable to satisfy a United States immigration officer’s queries as to how you are funding your trip to the United States and your travel, you could be denied entry as well.

Health issues that can pose a threat to the safety of Americans are also on the list, including substance abuse issues, a history of drug addiction, a communicable disease or mental health disorders that pose a danger to others.

Previous immigration violations can also cause you to be denied entry, including overstays.

Are you concerned that you will be denied entry to the United States? Give our immigration law firm a call. We can help you determine whether or not you will be inadmissible, as well as help you explore your options.

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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