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Q: Graduate admissions question on Felony . Being inadmissible to enter US at airport and denied entry and deported .

I was denied entry into US at airport in 2013 by US immigration officer. I was served with a five year inadmissibility to the US at the airport. This admissibility is expired since 2018. Now I am applying to Graduate programs in the USA universities . One of the questions in the graduate application form is Have you ever convicted of Felony . My question is being declared in admissible due to the proceeding of section 235 (b) or section 240 of the act . Is this Felony ?

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

A: More information is needed, but you will still have challenges getting a visa. You must know the reason why you were summarily excluded from the U.S. Some of the reasons for the exclusion can serve as an indefinite ban to getting a visa. This is true even if five years have passed!

As a result, I strongly recommend a teleconference with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any other complications. Good luck.

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

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