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Q: Are we banned from the US?

My family traveled to the US about 5 years ago and at the airport they realized it wasn't just to visit, but it was to stay and live in the country. They were going to send us back but they said that if we applied for a political asylum from Spain we'd be able to stay for the years that the case would take to be listened. We applied because we were in danger where we lived because a guy that kept threatening my family. We were being controlled after entering the country by immigration with some devices in the beginning but they took them off our feet after a while since we didn't commit any crime in the time we were being controlled. The case was taken to court and after 4 years we were sent back to Spain because they denied the asylum. My brother is 17, soon to be 18 and he wants to go back to the US where he studied for most of his high school years and feels more comfortable there than here. The rest of us are adults, but I want to know if we're all banned from the US after it.

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Matthew J Hartnett
Matthew J Hartnett
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Collingswood, NJ

A: Your brother might have some options since he was a minor when all of this occurred. In general though, it's hard to say without an in-depth consultation.

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