Colorado Springs, CO asked in Immigration Law for Colorado

Q: I want to bring a woman to the US from London for a 2 week visit. She tried to come last week.

When she arrived at DFW the customs agent told her the 600 cash wasn't enough to enter the US. They sent her back to the UK. How much cash does she need on her to enter the US?

Clarification.. I just found out she LOST the 600 cash she had between deboarding and the customs counter. The agent told her she can come back anytime, just bring cash.

What amount should she have for a 7 day stay?

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Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: She has been summarily excluded. No amount of cash will likely get her back into the U.S. You will likely be visiting her for quite a while.

The situation may have taken other devastating twists and turns, but more information is needed. This may include a Freedom of Information Act Request if she was unwilling to keep the paperwork that she was likely given.

As a result, I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any other complications. You will need someone who will spend enough time to explain matters, so that you can understand the options at this point. Good luck!

The above is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: What is meant by “no amount of cash will get her back“ is that she will likely never qualify for a waiver tourist or B2 visitors visa, again. Other options besides non-immigration visitors visas should be considered.

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