Call Today!

Grounds for Ineligibility For U.S. Visas or Admission, Part 3

  • Wade Christiansen
  • Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:11am

For many immigrants, admission into the U.S. can mean reuniting with family members, a chance to pursue world-class educational opportunities, freedom from cultural or religious persecution, or a chance for economic prosperity. This vast array of opportunities leads many immigrants to choose the U.S. over many other countries when deciding to move from their home country. Unfortunately, there are some individuals that cannot be permitted to immigrate to the U.S. or even enter the U.S. for national security reasons. This blog post is the last in a three part series focusing on the various grounds for ineligibility for a U.S. visa or admission.

Security threats are a very real and growing concern for governments around the world, and especially for the U.S. government. Terrorist threats continue to target America and its citizens, and civil unrest in other parts of the world make our country susceptible to other dangers as well. For this reason, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services department is so stringent on ensuring that immigrants to the U.S. do not threaten our national security.

Immigrants desiring entry into the U.S. will be denied access and travel visas if they are currently engaged in or have previous involvement with terrorist activity. This restriction applies to terrorist organizations around the world, and also includes individuals involved in international political organizations that would seek to overthrow or thwart our current form of government.

In addition, applicants seeking U.S. visas or admission into our country are deemed ineligible if they have committed acts of espionage or sabotage. Violations of laws regarding goods, technology or sensitive information would also render applicants inadmissible to the U.S., such as theft of online credit card information, or smuggling illegal goods.

Finally, an immigrant desiring admission to the U.S. may be declared ineligible if their admission would create an adverse foreign policy consequence for our government. The U.S. government would not approve an applicant who might jeopardize relations with international allies, or who might make the U.S. a target of other nations or hostile organizations.

There are a host of reasons why immigrants may be denied entry into the U.S. or to receive a U.S. visa, which is why it is critical to have an experienced U.S. legal team on your side during the application process. Christiansen Law Firm offers exceptional legal services from experienced Immigration Law attorneys to help individuals and families seeking entry into the U.S., or in need of adjustment of status for their current visas. Christiansen Law Firm offers a full range of immigration services, including family-based immigration, international adoption, citizenship, deportation assistance, appeals and consular or port of entry processes. Contact the Christiansen Law Offices in Houston or San Antonio today to schedule an appointment, or go online to request additional information.

Free Consultation · Credit Cards Accepted · Payment Plans · Competitive Fees

We Speak English and Spanish · Handicapped Accessible Offices

Houston Office

(Principal Office)
810 S. Highway 6
Suite 210
Houston, Texas 77079
Phone: 281-579-2800
Fax: 281-579-2801
Map and Directions

San Antonio Office

84 NE Loop 410
Suite 130
San Antonio, Texas 78216
Phone: 210-829-0101
Fax: 210-829-8010
Map and Directions


Office Hours

8:30 am to 4:30 pm, M-F
at both locations


Pay Online