Inadmissibility in the United States.
The law provides that inadmissibility refers to a condition under which a person does not meet the legal requirements to enter or remain in the United States. When someone is deemed inadmissible, he or she is denied entry into the country or is prevented from changing his or her immigration status or applying for certain immigration benefits, such as visas, green cards, or citizenship.
The following are the grounds on which a person may be deemed inadmissible to the United States:
Inadmissibility for health reasons:
Inadmissibility for criminal activity:
Inadmissibility on national security grounds.
Inadmissibility due to likelihood of becoming a public charge:
A public charge refers to someone who is primarily dependent on the government for subsistence. Factors such as health, family, age, assets, work, and education determine whether someone may be a public charge. If an officer determines that he or she is likely to become primarily dependent on the government for subsistence, that person will be considered inadmissible as a public charge.
Inadmissibility for lack of labor certification:
This criterion determines the inadmissibility of certain persons seeking to permanently enter (as immigrants) the United States and work unless the Secretary of Labor certifies that:
1. Employing that person will not affect the wages and working conditions of U.S. workers in similar jobs; and
2.There are not enough U.S. workers willing, qualified, and able to perform the same work.
Inadmissibility for fraud or making false statements
Any person who seeks admission to the United States, a visa or other travel or immigration entry document, or any immigration benefit by fraud or willful misrepresentation will be deemed inadmissible.