What Could Deny Entry to the United States from Vancouver in 2012?

Most Canadians just flash their Canadian passport and away they go to shop, visit or vacation in the United States. But what happens when someone isn’t allowed in? Did you know that you can be denied entry to the United States and have to turn around and go back to Canada? It happens all of the time. 

The reasons you could be denied entry into the United States are broad – it’s a long list. Here are a few of the more common reasons:

– You’ve previously been removed or deported from the United States.
– You’ve violated immigration regulations or presented yourself fraudulently I’m immigration matters.
– One of your close family members is a drug trafficker and you’ve knowingly benefited from the proceeds.
– You have been convicted of drug trafficking or prostitution.
– You have been convicted of more than one crime.
– You have been convicted of a crime considered to be a crime of “moral turpitude”.
– You have a history with drugs or have a drug addiction.
– You cannot prove that you have the financial ability to support yourself in the United States and could go on welfare.
– You have a medical problem that makes you a danger to others.
– You have a contagious disease like tuberculosis.

Many Canadians will find themselves denied entry to the United States because of a medical issue or because of criminal inadmissibility for a crime of moral turpitude, which can include crimes considered depraved, vile, immoral and with a malicious intent.

If you are criminally or medically inadmissible to the United States – do not panic. You may be able to apply for special permission to enter the United States in the form of a US waiver of inadmissibility. Please contact our immigration law firm for assistance. We can assess your case and give you the best shot at crossing the border successfully!

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