Denied Entry to US at Houston Airport

Have you been denied entry to the United States at the airport? Being denied entry to the United States at an airport is slightly more complicated than just being turned away at the US-Canada border. For example, you cannot just be asked to drive on back to where you came from if you are denied entry. 

When you are denied entry at an airport, it is because the US Customs and Border Protection officers have determined that you are inadmissible to the United States. In doing so, they will let you know that you are inadmissible.

You may be being refused entry because you have a criminal record. However, the US Customs and Border officials will also ask you many questions when you attempt to answer the United States:

Where are you going?
Why are you visiting the United States?
Who are you meeting?
Who are you staying with?
Have you been to the United States before?
Have you every stayed in the United States longer than you are supposed to?

They want to know that you are not a threat to the United States, and that you will not stay in the United States longer than you say you will. If your answers to these questions aren’t good enough for them, they can deny you entry.

You will be detained until you can be put on a flight back to your home country.

If you had a connecting flight or you had paid for a vacation – you are not going to get that money back.

This is why it is so important to make sure that you are eligible to enter the United States before you actually come to visit. To determine if you are eligible, speak with a licensed immigration attorney. We can determine whether or not you are eligible to the United States, as well as show you what kind of options you have – you could be able to apply for a US waiver, for example.

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