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I-94 questions at port of entry

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Hi everyone, 

Hope everyone is doing well.( because I'm not). I am going through some problem and I really hope someone can help me with this as this is driving me crazy.

When I was 16 years old, I went through some awful situation that prompt my departure from my home country. My parent immediately sent me to the U.S. to then immediately cross the border to Canada(smuggled) and file a refugee claim. Unfortunately, I didn't have proper documentation to enter Canada. Since I was smuggled to Canada I didn't surrender my I-94. Now the U.S. thinks I ovestayed (I crossed the border 2 days after arriving the U.S. so I was never in the U.S. illegaly). I prayed so much that my refugee claim would get approved but it didn't. At the time that my refugee claim in Canada was rejected I was 18 years old. I was still uncertain whether I still faced danger in my home country or not. I decided that I was going back because I knew I was going to become an illegal person in Canada if I denied to go back. I didn't want to become an illegal person. So I went back to my home country. When I was back I would not get out of my house for my safety( was still uncertain about my safety). 10 months passed and I realized I had nothing to be scared about anymore and I somehow had to overcome my fears one day.  To this day, I am currently planning on attending university. I've heard that U.S. colleges/universities are among the best and I would really want to pursue a degree from an American university. So here is my issue, the U.S. thinks I overstayed. I hired a U.S. lawyer to correct my departure record. He sent my I-94 along with the proofs that prove my departure from the U.S. My lawyer said that everything should be fine and that I shouldn't have problem entering the U.S. again. What I'm scared of is WHAT questions is the border officer gonna ask regarding " why I failed to turn in my I-94" If I tell them I crossed the border to file a refugee claim then they are going to jump into conclusion that I want to file a claim in the U.S or that I'm afraid of my home country or just bad stuffs. Then they are going to deny me entry at the port of entry.I don't know how to respond if at the port of entry they start questioning me! Please someone , if you could give advice on this It would be very much appreciated. I'm so scared. I love my home country and I'm glad things have gone back to normal. I DO NOT plan anything unlawful in the U.S.  I just want to pursue a degree. I want to have a good education. I'm scared the things from the past are going to come back and somehow mess things up. 

 

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