When you try to enter the United States at a port of entry along the border or at an airport, you will be inspected by an officer from Customs and Border Patrol (“CBP”). This CBP officer can refuse you entry to the United States or send you to deferred inspection if further investigation is necessary to determine your eligibility to be admitted to the United States.
There are a variety of reasons that a CBP officer may send you for deferred inspection, such as:
The negative consequences of a failed attempt to enter the US at a port of entry either along the border or at an airport can be particularly severe because the law allows an immigration agent to give you “expedited removal” order which forbids you from entering the US again for 5 years. However, in some situations, it is possible to withdraw your application for admission into the US to prevent the government from ordering you removed and avoiding the 5-year waiting period.
At the time that you try to enter the US, CBP officers can also take other actions against you, such as seizing money that you have with you. For example, if you travel with more than $10,000 US dollars in currency, there are strict currency reporting requirements. If CBP finds that you violated these reporting requirements and seizes your money, you will need to file a petition for remission of funds.Whether you are being charged with expedited removal, subjected to deferred inspection, or had your money seized at a port of entry, we know that these situations can be at a minimum, unexpected and frustrating, and often, very frightening for you and your loved ones. Allow our firm to act fast to assess your case in these emergency scenarios. Call our office today at 407-674-6968 to schedule a consultation with one of our expert immigration attorneys in Orlando, Suzanne Vazquez and Maud Poudat! You can also fill out the online form provided on this page and we will contact you shortly.