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3 reasons why you may be barred from entering the US

On Behalf of | Jun 1, 2022 | Immigration Law

Millions of foreign nationals come to the U.S each in search of the American dream – but not all of them will be permitted to even enter the country.

Here are some of the reasons why you may be denied entry into the U.S.

A criminal record

Criminal inadmissibility is the number one reason why most people are barred from entering the U.S. 

Simple misdemeanors like DUI or mischief may not be a big problem. However, drug-related offenses, crimes of moral turpitude, terrorism and war crimes will pose serious problems when attempting to enter the U.S. 

Insufficient funds

You could be denied entry into the country if it is established that you do not have enough finances to support your stay in the country. The same applies if the immigration department suspects that you are intending to work in the U.S illegally. 

Naturally, whether you’re required to have a certain amount of money set aside for your support or a job waiting on you depends solely on the type of visa you have, so it’s not always a barrier to entry.

Medical grounds

Sometimes, your health condition may prevent you from entering the U.S if the immigration department believes that your presence in the country does pose a threat to the safety of Americans. This is known as medical inadmissibility.

 A history of substance abuse and addiction, mental health disorders and communicable diseases can form the basis for your inadmissibility into the country.

Thanks to its vast opportunities, coming to America is a dream for most foreign nationals. Find out how you can boost your chances of coming to the U.S legally. Experienced legal guidance can help.