Why are people denied entry to the United States?
Being denied entry to the United States is an extremely distressing situation, particularly If you have already spent money on your trip to the US or if you have a pressing family emergency to attend to.
However, if you are denied entry to the United States your reasons for going to the United States – and how much money you’ve spent or the nature of your trip – will not matter. You will have to return to where you came from immediately or you will be put on the next flight home.
This is why it is so important to determine in advance if you are someone who would be considered inadmissible to the United States.
Reasons people are denied entry to the United States
Criminal records are one of the most frequent reasons that someone would be denied entry to the United States, although it typically depends on the type of criminal record an individual has before they can be considered inadmissible.
However, criminal records are not the only reason that someone would be denied entry to the United States. For example, if you have a health issue that could pose a risk to others such as a mental health issue, a substance abuse problem or you are someone who has a communicable disease, you could be denied entry.
There are also financial reasons that someone could be denied entry to the United States. For example, as a traveler to the United States you are expected to have enough money to cover your trip. If the United States immigration officials suspect you do not have enough money, you could be denied entry.
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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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