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I am not sure if i was deported. i was travelling with someone who was sentback by deportation. because we were traveling together and she admitted to overstaying i was sent back too. my visa was then cancelled. and i was tols to wait 5 years before reapplying. what are my chances of getting a new visa now 10 years after?
I'm not sure I understand. You were caught overstaying, right? So how long did you overstay? And did you not go before an immigration judge before you were sent home? You were just turned away at the airport?
Yes i was caught overstaying. i overstayed 5 months. i did not go before a judge. i was sent back at the US airport.
innitially the immigration officer gave me 6 months in the country but after they spoke to the person i was travelling with i was called back and hand printed and processed and sent back on a plane to jamaica., so i am not quite sure what immigration knows.
The person i was traveling with voluntarily gave the information. however i did not admit to any of it. I have never reapplied for a visa since that
I applied for visa in 1994 and renewed it in 1999 and was granted a 10 year visa. I traveled on that visa about 7 times on my last trip is when i was sent back because of what the person i was traveling with told immigration.
Yes she told them that i overstayed.
What does 212(a)(6)(c)(1) and 212(a)(7)(A)(I)(I) means?
INA 212(a)(6)(c)(1) says that a person who was found to have committed fraud or willful material misrepresentation is inadmisible to the US.
INA 212(a)(7)(A)(I)(I) say that any immigrant, at the time of application for admission, who is not in possession of a valid unexpired immigrant visa, reentry permit, border crossing idetification card, or other valid entry document required by the UNA, and a valid unexpired passport, or other suitable travel document, or document of identity and nationality if such document is required under the regulation issued by the Attorney General, is inadmissible to the US.
When someone has not told the truth, or has not been honest about her immigration past, she is inadmissible under the first one.
And usually, if the border patrol believes that a person is trying to enter the US to stay permanently, but she does not use or have an immigrant visa to do so, she is found inadmissible to the US based on the second one.
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