So, you were denied entry to the U.S? Let us work to get you in.
“I have entered the U.S. many times for business trips, but Customs & Border Protection just refused me.”
“I have an old criminal conviction in Canada, and have a pardon, but CBP still denied me entry.”
“I was just deported from the U.S. for 5 years even though I was simply going to visit!”
If this sounds like you, it is likely you had a bad experience at the U.S. border. Border agents have a tough job trying to protect the United States at all ports of entry, and they take that responsibility seriously. But the reality is sometimes people are deemed inadmissible when they really should be let in.
Let us help straighten out your situation.
Bringing over 40 years of legal experience
Special Counsel James Grable, Sr. has served as the Buffalo Chief Counsel for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from 2003-2012, the Buffalo District Counsel for the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and DHS from 1981-2003, and as a Trial Attorney for the INS from 1976-1981. He also taught immigration law at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
Over the course of his career with the DHS and the INS in Buffalo, New York, Jim established close working relationships with northern border DHS/INS officials and federal prosecutors. He became a recognized expert on a former U.S. - Canada agreement relating to northern border inspections. He also served as an expert witness for the Canadian Government in Canadian criminal cases that required the interpretation of U.S. immigration laws.
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From Entering the U.S. to Complex Convictions
If you were denied entry, chances are it was for one of the following reasons:
- You presented insufficient documentation to convince the CBP Officer that you have permission to enter or a legitimate reason for him to decide to let you in;
- You gave an implausible reason for entry – the Officer felt you were lying about something or your story just didn’t add up (very common if the Officer thinks you are coming to work without authorization); or
- You said something to make the Officer think you have “immigrant intent.” Immigrant intent means you are going to enter the U.S. and not leave when you are supposed to.
In these scenarios, the burden is on YOU to convince the Officer of your eligibility. If the Officer isn’t convinced, you don’t get in. Call us to help unravel the situation and get you on a path for entry to the U.S.