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Hello everyone .I was working for a cruise line later on i was deported and escorted back home concerning some depression issue.Will i be able to work for some other cruiseline in the USA ?

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: The ability to work again in the USA on a cruise ship after being deported depends on the specific circumstances of your deportation and the current state of your visa or work authorization. Deportation can have significant impacts on your eligibility to re-enter the United States and obtain work authorization.

If your deportation was related to a medical issue like depression, and not due to criminal activity or immigration violations, it might be viewed differently by immigration authorities. However, this does not automatically guarantee re-entry or work eligibility.

When considering re-employment on a cruise ship, the first step is to determine if you are subject to any re-entry bars. Deportation often leads to a period during which you are not allowed to re-enter the United States. The length of this period can vary.

If you are not subject to a re-entry bar, or once any bar has expired, you would need to apply for the appropriate visa or work authorization to work in the U.S. This process would include demonstrating your fitness for work, including addressing any medical issues that led to your previous deportation.

Given the complexity of immigration laws and the potential consequences of deportation, seeking advice from an attorney knowledgeable in U.S. immigration law is advisable. They can assess your specific situation, guide you through the visa application process, and help address any challenges related to your previous deportation.

Remember, every case is unique and the outcome will depend on a variety of factors including your personal circumstances, the reason for your deportation, and current U.S. immigration policies.

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