Illegal Entry

Illegal Entry

Illegal Entry

Illegal entry is a misdemeanor and if repeated after being deported becomes punishable as a felony. A person who enters the US without permission of the immigration authorities is inadmissible. This means that if the person became eligible for a green card or other immigration status, he or she would be ineligible to adjust status within the United States.

Improper entry can include:

  • Entering or attempting to enter the United States at any time or place other than one designated by U.S. immigration officers (in other words, away from a border inspection point or other port of entry)
  • Eluding examination or inspection by U.S. immigration officers (people have tried everything from digging tunnels to hiding in the trunk of a friend’s car)
  • Attempting to enter or obtain entry to the United States by willfully false or misleading representation or willful concealment of a material fact (which might include, for example, lying on a visa application or buying a false green card or other entry documents)

Illegal entry is a misdemeanor and if repeated after being deported becomes punishable as a felony. A person who enters the US without permission of the immigration authorities is inadmissible. This means that if the person became eligible for a green card or other immigration status, he or she would be ineligible to adjust status within the United States.

Improper entry can include:

  • Entering or attempting to enter the United States at any time or place other than one designated by U.S. immigration officers (in other words, away from a border inspection point or other port of entry)
  • Eluding examination or inspection by U.S. immigration officers (people have tried everything from digging tunnels to hiding in the trunk of a friend’s car)
  • Attempting to enter or obtain entry to the United States by willfully false or misleading representation or willful concealment of a material fact (which might include, for example, lying on a visa application or buying a false green card or other entry document)

Illegal entry is a misdemeanor and if repeated after being deported becomes punishable as a felony. A person who enters the US without permission of the immigration authorities is inadmissible. This means that if the person became eligible for a green card or other immigration status, he or she would be ineligible to adjust status within the United States.

Improper entry can include:

  • Entering or attempting to enter the United States at any time or place other than one designated by U.S. immigration officers (in other words, away from a border inspection point or other port of entry)
  • Eluding examination or inspection by U.S. immigration officers (people have tried everything from digging tunnels to hiding in the trunk of a friend’s car)
  • Attempting to enter or obtain entry to the United States by willfully false or misleading representation or willful concealment of a material fact (which might include, for example, lying on a visa application or buying a false green card or other entry document)

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