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Consequences of criminal activities when crossing U.S. border

Friday, August 24, 2018 @ 9:15 AM | By Eileen Martin

It should come as no surprise that the United States, and other countries around the globe like Canada, exercise their sovereign right to exclude individuals from entering who have engaged in certain criminal activity. What that does and does not cover may be surprising to some.

There are seven categories of criminal activity that can result in inadmissibility for someone who is not a U.S. citizen. These include:

1. Drug violations: Violators of laws and regulations pertaining to controlled substances (under U.S. federal law) are inadmissible...