Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for New Jersey

Q: What are one’s right if denied to enter the US at an airport?

1) Can one call a lawyer?

2) What can one do to avoid a 5-year bar?

3) Is it true that one can apply for asylum to prevent oneself from being deported?

Thank you!

1 Lawyer Answer
Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: Depends on your status when you request to be admitted. If you are requesting admission based on a non immigrant visa: A visa does not guarentee you will be admitted. A visa only grants you permission to request you be admitted. Secondly, admission into the USA is considered a privilege not a right.

If you are an LPR whether you were denied you rights by not being admitted depends on facts you have not shared.

I suggest you consult with an experienced immigration attorney.

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