Activities that Could Result in Inadmissibility or Removal from the U.S.

Avoid Activities that Could Result in Inadmissibility or Removal from the U.S.

All applicants for admission to the U.S. whether as a non-immigrant tourist or an immigrant must be admissible under U.S. immigration law. While there are several reasons that a person may be inadmissible to the U.S. here is a list of the most common issues:

Criminal grounds of inadmissibility. Applicants to enter the U.S. as immigrants or non-immigrants can be found to be inadmissible for a variety of criminal related issues. However, the most common offenses I encounter in my practice related to drunk driving and drug possession convictions. If you've been charged, seek out help from dui or dwi attorneys immediately. If you have a criminal record you may require a waiver to enter the United States even as a visitor.

Health related grounds some applicants for admission to the U.S. may also be found inadmissible for having physical or mental health issues. The most common issue I see relative to this ground of inadmissibility also relates to drug use. Those who admit to or who have been convicted of drug related crimes may be inadmissible on health related grounds for being a drug addict or drug abuser.

Prior immigration law violations. Those who have overstayed visas or violated the terms of their U.S. visas in the past may also be found inadmissible.

All of these issues can also result in removal from the United States. For example, if a Canadian gets into legal trouble while in the U.S. he or she may be placed in immigration proceedings and removed from the U.S. Those who have been removed from the U.S. may be prevented from returning to the U.S. for a long time.

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