Why are Canadians denied entry to USA?

It is sometimes surprising that it is not uncommon for a Canadian to be denied entry or refused entry to the USA. It happens every day! Criminal records are the most common reason why someone would be denied entry to the United States. However, there are many other reasons someone could be denied entry as well: 

Reasons for being denied entry to the USA

The reasons for being denied entry to the United States are many. In order to enter the United States, you need to be able to demonstrate that none of the following apply to you:

You have a contagious or communicable disease such as AIDS, HIV or tuberculosis.
You have a health problem, such as a mental health issue, that could result in your posing a risk to others.
You do not have enough money to support yourself while you’re in the United States and that there is a good chance you’ll end up on welfare.
You have a drug addiction or have a history with drugs.
You have been convicted of certain crimes or benefitted from money resulting from drug trafficking crimes.
You have violated immigration laws or committed immigration fraud.
You have been deported or removed from the United States.
You have violated human rights, international rights, participated in genocide or are a Nazi.

If one of these criteria does apply to you, you may have options – especially if a criminal record is preventing you from entering the United States.

Contact our immigration law firm if you have been denied entry to the United States or do not meet the requirements for entering the United States. You may be able to apply for a US waiver, which will allow you into the country even though you are inadmissible.

However, some criteria such as being involved in terrorism cannot be bypassed with a waiver.

The waiver is a complex process and an equally complex application – there are a lot of supporting documents that you will need to include in your application and you will need to dig into your own criminal past to provide US authorities with court records and more. Please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance with your waiver application. It could mean the different between being accepted or denied!

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