Immigration Success Stories – INA 212(a)(7)(A)(i)(I) + Expedited Removal Under 235(b)

When a foreign national tries to enter the U.S., CBP can deny the entry if CBP believes the foreign national  intends to remain in the US permanently but does not have a dual intent nonimmigrant visa nor an immigrant visa. This generally results in an expedited removal order which comes with a five year ban from entering the United States.  Let’s highlight two recent successful cases where we were able to remove these charges from our client’s records.

  1. A client from Brazil sought entry to the United States for a business conference but was denied entry due to INA 212(a)(7)(A)(i)(I) and removed. CBP believed the client lacked proper documentation for the intended stay. However, upon review, we discovered errors in the CBP’s assessment. Through meticulous documentation and persuasive arguments, we appealed the decision to the CBP. As a result, the removal order was lifted, and our client was granted a visa, allowing them to attend the conference and pursue their business endeavors in the U.S.
  2. A family from Mexico planned a vacation to the United States but encountered unexpected challenges upon arrival. Despite having valid tourist visas, they were detained by CBP at the border due to suspicions of insufficient documentation under INA 212(a)(7)(A)(i)(I) and removed. After thorough investigation and advocacy, we clarified the family’s intentions and provided additional evidence of their ties to their home country. Our efforts resulted in a huge victory and the 5 year ban was erased, allowing the family to reenter as tourist and enjoy their vacation without further hindrance.

Do you have a similar case or a case you thought was hopeless?  Don’t be discouraged.  We have won many complicated cases.  If you have a similar inadmissibility issue, contact us by phone at 305 515 0613 or email us at

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