Mr. Argus Brown. Non-U.S. Citizen.
To discover how a crime or bad acts can impact admission into the U.S.
In 1998, Mr. Brown bought a false passport and green card and tried to enter New York. He was caught at customs and convicted of an aggravated felony for fraud against the government and identification document offenses. He was sentenced to time served and deported, being subject to a 20 year bar to entry into the U.S. for his aggravated felony conviction. One year later, Mr. Brown was in the U.S., having entered without a proper inspection by a customs officer. Further, Mr. Brown had entered the U.S. without obtaining consent of the Attorney General of the U.S. and the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to re-apply for admission into the U.S. After undergoing another trial, Mr. Brown was subsequently deported a second time, incurring another 20 year bar to entry into the U.S.
Mr. Brown is unfortunately in the situation where he may have jeopardized any future opportunity to be admitted into the U.S. Typically, when a person receives a bar to reenter the U.S., there is an opportunity to apply for a waiver of the bar by obtaining permission from the Attorney General of the U.S. and the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security for to enter the U.S. The opportunity for this often arises towards the end of the total time of the bar to entry imposed against an individual.
In Mr. Brown's case, however, there may be no solution to a subsequent admission into the U.S. The U.S. government takes criminal convictions and some misdemeanors very seriously. An immigration office may deny admission into the country on the grounds of crimes of moral turpitude, drug offenses, multiple offenses, and prostitution. Examples of such offense can be murder, crimes of domestic violence, aggravated assault, tax evasion, etc...
In Mr. Brown's case, he had been deported twice from the country, obtaining a 20 year bar of entry. Further, his conviction of an aggravated felony is classified as a crime of moral turpitude that stays on his record. Because of Mr. Brown's bad acts, he is likely to be consistently denied admission into the U.S. for the future.
In the event that Mr. Brown is able to later obtain a waiver of the bars to entry and pass into the country with a valid visa without a denial of entry, Mr. Brown may have problems later should he wish to immigrate completely into the U.S. through applications for permanent residence or even for naturalization. The criminal conviction will remain on his record and could be the key reason for denial of any future immigration applications. In this instance, Mr. Brown's bad acts may have completely jeopardized any future plans or hopes for living in the U.S.