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I was denied entry to the United States, am I flagged?

If you’ve recently been denied entry to the United States, it can come as quite an unpleasant shock. Many people don’t realize that they can be denied entry to the United States for a number of reasons, and they may not understand why they themselves have been denied entry.  Someone who is denied entry to […]

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Criminal Inadmissibility and the United States

Few people are aware they may be criminally inadmissible to the United States – that is, until the worst case scenario: They need to enter the United States and are unable to do so because of their criminality. If someone is criminally inadmissible to the United States, they are not allowed to enter the country […]

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I have been denied entry to the US

A criminal record is a major contributing factor to the many people, including Canadian citizens, who are denied entry to the United States each and every year. No matter how many decades old your criminal record is, or how seemingly minor your conviction is, any criminal record has a chance of keeping you out of […]

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NYC Border Immigration Lawyer

People are denied entry to the United States and denied entry to Canada every day when they try to cross the border or enter either country via an airport. As the largest international land border with over 100 checkpoints, they see over 300,000 people crossing every single day. Border agents are required to ensure that […]

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Applying for US waivers of inadmissibility

Do I need to obtain US waivers?

Someone who is denied entry to the United States could qualify to apply for a US waiver, which will allow them to overcome their inadmissibility temporarily. Someone may be inadmissible to the United States for many different reasons, most commonly a criminal record.  However, someone who is inadmissible to the United States is inadmissible for […]

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Denied entry to New York in 2012?

If you’ve planned a big trip to New York City, you could be absolutely devastated if you’re denied entry to the United States because you have a criminal record that causes you to be criminally inadmissible. If this happens to you, you’ll have to turn around whether you’re at the airport or the border. In […]

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Can a Canadian be denied entry to USA

A Canadian citizen can be denied entry to the United States. When we think of people being denied entry to the United States we typically think of people who are from countries that require a visa to enter the United States and don’t generally consider Canada because it is visa-exempt. Canadians should only have to […]

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Do I Need a PR Card to Enter the United States?

If you are a permanent resident of Canada, you will require a valid permanent resident card (“PR card”) to travel abroad and be able to return to Canada, including if you are traveling to the United States. However, a permanent resident card does not guarantee you entry into the United States. Please read on: Canadian […]

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What Happens When You Get Turned Away At the NYC Airport?

If you have a criminal record and attempt to enter the United States from Canada at the US-Canada border or at a United States port of entry such as an airport, it can be a distressing experience. You will be told you cannot enter the United States and essentially be turned away. At an airport, […]

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