Sasser & Jacobson law firm attends the American Immigration Lawyer Association Border Issues Confer

Immigration Conference Topic: Inadmissibility at Ports of Entry
By: Sasser & Jacobson
Aila Border Issues Conference
Aila Border Issues Conference
BOISE, Idaho - April 14, 2022 - PRLog -- Members of Sasser and Jacobson Law firm recently attended the 2022 American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA) Border Issues Conference. As top immigration attorneys, the lawyers at Sasser and Jacobson stay up-to-date on all relevant immigration issues for their clients.

The topic of this year's conference was on "Reasons for Inadmissibility at the United States ports of entry."

It is important for clients to know their rights before presenting at the border for admission. The U.S. border is a not a 4th Amendment area, where you do not have any right to protect yourself from unreasonable searches or seizures. This also means Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can search, confiscate, or copy information from your electronic devices. It is important for those attempting to cross the border to be aware of what's on their phone, as even something they are not aware of on their phone could bar them from entry.

Depending on a person's citizenship or immigration status, refusal to comply with searches may lead to deferred inspection or even denial of entry. It is important to remember that not everyone has the same privilege to fight what may appear to be unfair searches at the border.

There are also several reasons for admissibility based on criminal grounds. If a person has been associated with human smuggling, or drug trafficking, they can be barred entry even if they were charged, but never convicted. The "Reason to Believe" standard states that if the government, supported by evidence and in good probability, knows or has the reason to believe a person seeking admission has been involved or aware of these criminal actions by others.

Some other common grounds for inadmissibility include fraudulent misrepresentation of facts to gain a visa or entry into the United States, claiming you are a U.S. citizen when you are not, or lacking proper documentation for entry, like if you have intent to live and stay in the U.S., but only obtained a non-immigrant visa. There are exceptions and waivers to most grounds of inadmissibility, so speaking with an experienced immigration attorney is the best way to navigate any of these issues.

There are many reasons why a person may be turned away at the U.S. border. Hiring an immigration attorney is the best way to prevent any surprises at the border and throughout the immigration process. If a person is denied entry, an immigration attorney can explore the many options to reverse the decision. Give Sasser & Jacobson a call with your immigration questions today or go to

Christie Jacobson
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