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I live in Thailand and returned to visit the US with my gf for vacation. She is Thai with a tourist visa. At the airport, they accused her of lying about the trip and banned her for 5 years. She did not lie about visiting and even had a return ticket. We are very baffled and confused as to what happened. The lady at immigration was extremely set on sending her back. I went into this situation naive and didn't know this could happen. What a wake up call. 

 

Is there any way to fix this?  We are both heartbroken. She was going to my sister's wedding and we really wanted to see my nephew. We had planned this for months. 

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There is an I 212 waiver for being Deported, are you looking at a Fiancee or Spousal visa?

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Hi,

 

Unfortunately, fixing this will not be easy.


With a 5 years ban, it seems that your girlfriend went through expedited removal.  Most likely for immigrant intent.  

Her current visa has been revoked.

The only way for her to get another visa is to either wait for the 5 years ban to be up or for her to file for a waiver.  

Best of luck.

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9 minutes ago, aaron2020 said:

Hi,

 

Unfortunately, fixing this will not be easy.


With a 5 years ban, it seems that your girlfriend went through expedited removal.  Most likely for immigrant intent.  

Her current visa has been revoked.

The only way for her to get another visa is to either wait for the 5 years ban to be up or for her to file for a waiver.  

Best of luck.

 How crazy this is! Thank you for the information. Would hiring a lawyer help in this situation? Anybody know the chances of getting a waiver are?

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13 minutes ago, Trafton said:

 How crazy this is! Thank you for the information. Would hiring a lawyer help in this situation? Anybody know the chances of getting a waiver are?

It's not crazy.  Plenty of people have used their non-immigrant visitor visas to come to the US with the intent to immigrate.  While this may not have been your girlfriend's intention, there are plenty of girlfriends who have used their visitor visas to immigrate to the US.

The right lawyer may help.  No one can tell you what any one individual's chances of getting a waiver are.

 

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/forms/i-212instr.pdf

 

Where's your girlfriend right now?

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15 minutes ago, Trafton said:

So even if she had her visa revoked she can apply for this?

Most infractions there is a waiver for including deportation.

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6 hours ago, Trafton said:

 How crazy this is! Thank you for the information. Would hiring a lawyer help in this situation? Anybody know the chances of getting a waiver are?

Unfortunately, even if she did not have immigrant intent this trip, plenty of her fellow Thais have, and that ruins things for others.  Best bet is for you to now travel to her, or to petition her for an immigrant visa, if  you want her to live in the US.

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Were you present during the interview? 5 year ban usually means misrepresentation of some sort, not just suspicion of immigrant intent. Most people afaik if immigrant intent is suspected just get refused entry, not handed a ban. 

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11 hours ago, Trafton said:

She's currently in Thailand doing mandatory quarantine for 14 days. This was not our intent and we would have gotten a different visa if it was. 

By law, anyone requesting entry into the US is presumed to have intent to stay in the US.  This sounds like an expedited removal, which carries a mandatory 5 year ban.   Unfortunately, this will not be fast or easy to fix.  I would, at least, speak to an attorney to weigh the options.  

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18 hours ago, Trafton said:

I live in Thailand and returned to visit the US with my gf for vacation. She is Thai with a tourist visa. At the airport, they accused her of lying about the trip and banned her for 5 years. She did not lie about visiting and even had a return ticket. We are very baffled and confused as to what happened. The lady at immigration was extremely set on sending her back. I went into this situation naive and didn't know this could happen. What a wake up call. 

 

Is there any way to fix this?  We are both heartbroken. She was going to my sister's wedding and we really wanted to see my nephew. We had planned this for months. 

5 year ban is big thing. People who get 5 year ban mostly who worked in usa while having tourist visa or other big things. There is no way they give 5 year ban just because she was lying. I see so many people get refused entry if they have spouse ,fiance or boyfriend. Is there something else too you want to share with us. 

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A recent post was split from this now-closed thread into its own topic in this forum.

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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