Immigration Law

Immigration Law Questions? Ask an Immigration Lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Immigration Law

My friend attempted to visit me two weeks ago and was denied

Customer Question
entry into to the USA...
My friend attempted to visit me two weeks ago and was denied entry into to the USA, had his visa revoked and a five year ban place on his records. He was travelling for the first time and planned on sending the summer with multiple family members between NYC and FLL. After being questioned by one customs officer he circle his I-9 form (the customs officer asked him what he was doing? ‘Sightseeing’, how long? ‘3 months’) and handed it to another officer who took him into a room filled with people. The room filled up and emptied three times before he was questioned again. During his questioning a new officer began referring to him as "you Jamaicans", saying comment like you Jamaicans are all liars so no matter what you say it’s a lie. The officer accused him of entering the USA with
1. Drugs, (because that’s all you Jamaicans do
2. To work (because he is just a f**king liar
3. To be leash (because that’s all you Jamaicans do is Leash on Americans and run up there light bill).
The officer revoked his visa and placed a five year ban on his records before doing any testing and search. My friend begged him to do the any test he wants and search everything, call his friends and family to prove he wasn’t lying. The officer told him it was a waste of time because he was a Jamaican and they are all the same. He stamped his paperwork and left him in a room with one door. He had a mat on the floor and ants was everywhere. My friend was taken out for testing and strip search. They questioned him again about messages on his phone and his relationship with me. All his test came back clean but the officer told him that I’m a single mom and he is just going to be a leash to me and increase my bills so he is not going to change his mind about him.
After staying locked up for hours in this cold, ant filled room another officer came in got him a blanket and attempted to call me. The officer got is supervisor to remove the five year ban on his records but told him if he doesn’t sign papers admitting he was entering the USA to work he would have to put him back in the hole. My friend was there for two days. On the way out an officer told him to apply for a new visa and get a lawyer. What should he do? He does not want to cause any trouble but would like his visa restored. To apply for a new visa will take months and he is afraid he will not get it with this on his file.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Immigration Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Immigration Law Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
6/8/2016
Immigration Lawyer: Alex J. Esq., Lawyer replied 1 year ago
Alex J. Esq.
Alex J. Esq., Lawyer
Category: Immigration Law
Satisfied Customers: 16,723
Experience: Licensed Attorney
Verified

Hello. My name is***** am a US licensed attorney and I will be happy to answer your question.
I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation.
Please note, I cannot comment on your specific situation, as this services is only limited to general information and for any legal advice / legal service you should contact your local attorney.

I am not permitted to tell JustAnswer.com what to do in their specific situation or list all of the legal rights / legal options that might potentially apply in any specific situation, as such legal advice can only be provided by your local attorney, upon review of your entire case.

I can however, provide you with a general answer, if you have a legal question for me?

Thank you.

Ask Your Own Immigration Law Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
you are unable to help with the question i posted?
Immigration Lawyer: Alex J. Esq., Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Thank you for your follow up.

I don't see a specific legal question in your original post.

This a pay per answer website, so please let me know what is your specific legal question about the situation that your friend is in and I will be happy to answer it.

Thank you.

Ask Your Own Immigration Law Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I think I will just have to sit with a lawyer who can comment on the situation and walk us through options to restore his visa or file for a new one. Thank you for your time
Ask Ely Your Own Question
Ely
Ely
Ely, Counselor at Law
Category: Immigration Law
Satisfied Customers: 3,982
3,982 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Private practice in several areas, including immigration

Ely is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

3,982 satisfied customers

Private practice in several areas, including immigration

Wilton A. Person

Wilton A. Person

Immigration Lawyer

3,597 satisfied customers

Knowledgeable and experienced immigration lawyer.

Law Girl

Law Girl

Lawyer

451 satisfied customers

My law firm practices immigration law.

Gintare Grigaite

Gintare Grigaite

Immigration Attorney

186 satisfied customers

Expert Immigration Attorney

TheLeadCounsel

TheLeadCounsel

Immigration Attorney

17 satisfied customers

Immigration and Naturalization

Charlotte E. Viener, Esq.

Charlotte E. Viener, Esq.

Lawyer

12 satisfied customers

Over 10+ years handling all aspects of Immigration Law.

Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.

Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.

Immigration Lawyer

47,491 satisfied customers

10+ years of experience in various aspects of U.S. Immigration Law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Immigration Law Questions
If i have an i9 and said i was a united states citizen,and
ok if i have an i9 and said i was a united states citizen,and im trying to get my green card whats the next step. … read more
Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.
Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.
Immigration Lawyer
Juris Doctor
47,491 satisfied customers
I live in the Bahamas but my mom is a US citizen and I would
I live in the Bahamas but my mom is a US citizen and I would like for myself and wife and child to be able to live in the United States … read more
Jenny Imm Law
Jenny Imm Law
Immigration Attorney
Doctoral Degree
4 satisfied customers
If I am trying to use a k1 visa to get my finance in the us
if I am trying to use a k1 visa to get my finance in the us from nigeria and he gets a letter from some scammer saying they want 25,000.00 to not say bad things to us immigration , is this a normal pr… read more
Jenny Imm Law
Jenny Imm Law
Immigration Attorney
Doctoral Degree
4 satisfied customers
I am a E1 visa holder and have been working for my company
I am a E1 visa holder and have been working for my company for 3 years now in the US. Does my E1 status require me to get payroll all the time or can I get 1099 instead from the sponsoring company? Al… read more
jludwic
jludwic
Manager
J.D.
19 satisfied customers
Thank you for your kind support, i was looking for some info
Thank you for your kind support, i was looking for some info about asylum second interview … read more
Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.
Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.
Immigration Lawyer
Juris Doctor
47,491 satisfied customers
Citizen with dependents was on TN visa for last 2 years,
Hi, I am Canadian citizen with dependents was on TN visa for last 2 years, terminated by employer 3 1/2 months ago. We went back to Canada after one week of termination and came back to US in a week b… read more
Jenny Imm Law
Jenny Imm Law
Immigration Attorney
Doctoral Degree
4 satisfied customers
Our son in Columbia SC is now a citizen and is sending us
Our son in Columbia SC is now a citizen and is sending us application forms for the Green Cards. Can you make this process quicker and simpler? … read more
Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.
Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.
Immigration Lawyer
Juris Doctor
47,491 satisfied customers
I am an international student.Unfortunately my i20 expired
I am an international student.Unfortunately my i20 expired at May because I forgot to extend it. I have applied for reinstatement. Want to ask can I take domestic plane in this perioid?… read more
Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.
Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.
Immigration Lawyer
Juris Doctor
47,491 satisfied customers
Need help with immigration question. Is it fine to travel
Is it fine to travel international when H1B extension application is pending with USCIS … read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
1,342 satisfied customers
My brother was arrested in 2014 and released in 2015. He's
hello, my brother was arrested in 2014 and released in 2015. He's been working to save money to get a lawyer. last week, he went to the immigration office to renew his I-765, and they put him back in … read more
Jenny Imm Law
Jenny Imm Law
Immigration Attorney
Doctoral Degree
4 satisfied customers
I came to the US in 83, have lived here ever since on a card
I came to the US in 83, have lived here ever since on a green card but never applied for citizenship. Last year my mom got sick abroad and I spend 5 months out of the country. This year my brother pas… read more
Expert James
Expert James
Doctoral Degree
11,537 satisfied customers
FOR JUDITH, USCIS approved husband's I130 petition, we
FOR JUDITH, USCIS approved husband's I130 petition, we provided them our marriage certificate which states that my husband was single before our marriage.In fact he had “Divorce before Consummation”, … read more
jludwic
jludwic
Manager
J.D.
19 satisfied customers
What are the responsibilties of a co-sponsor for a resident
what are the responsibilties of a co-sponsor for a resident alien … read more
jludwic
jludwic
Manager
J.D.
19 satisfied customers
I recently graduated from a US university and I have applied
Hi! I recently graduated from a US university and I have applied for OPT. I finally received my EAD in September, and renewed my F1 Visa on Oct 15. I was outside the US and I'm trying to re-enter. As … read more
jludwic
jludwic
Manager
J.D.
19 satisfied customers
I have completed the applications regarding the petition of
I have completed the applications regarding the petition of my father. He is currently in the US. I would like to know where to send the package. Do I send it to one location or is it different locati… read more
Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.
Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.
Immigration Lawyer
Juris Doctor
47,491 satisfied customers
Is there a fee for this service? I require legal advice on a
Is there a fee for this service? I require legal advice on a social security question, Thanks. … read more
Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.
Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.
Immigration Lawyer
Juris Doctor
47,491 satisfied customers
There's a lady in Ghana who I've met on line and she's from
There's a lady in Ghana who I've met on line and she's from Belgium but working in Ghana she says for the ngo she says she needs 3000 cash In hand before they will let her leave is this true and how c… read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
1,342 satisfied customers
I want to bring my fiance to america from the Philippines.
I want to bring my fiance to america from the Philippines. Ive heard that a fiance visa gets processed faster than a spousal visa, is that true? She is also pregnant, will that affect her ability to c… read more
jludwic
jludwic
Manager
J.D.
19 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x