Born Canadian. Enroute fly NYC visit was accused of immigrant intent -asked to withdraw my application. Came bk 1 day later, gave requested docs (bank statements etc). Given 30 day B2. Came home on time. 30 days later needed to go back for another wedding. Brought invite, more docs showing ties, return ticket etc. Suprv assigned did not look at any of the docs, was very intent on finding a reason for app withdrawal. Going so far, as to refer me to US Public Health for a ($250) evaluation of my 'mental state' b/c I am on a very lowest dose of Zyban (aka Wellbutrin)!! Also cited (wrong) internet info claim I worked in US 2 yrs ago. Saw at home, clearly 9 yrs ago & not work.
Am told shouldnt of signed withdraw? Ask for appeal/judge instead? Go to land border/tell new officer? Advice? Links?
Did the right thing by bringing evidence of ties to home country (property abroad), temporary nature of visit (wedding invitation) even if they failed to look at them.
Would NOT say you did the wrong thing by withdrawing request for admission; no long term harm here where if you don't they can put you through "expedited removal" - quick, at-the-border deportation with five-year bar to coming back.
Would NOT try to go through different post, all info will be in computer PLUS it will look like you are trying to avoid last post and arouse further suspicions.
Consult an immigration attorney to assemble best overall evidence of ties to home country/commitment to return, gather evidence that info cited by officer(s) was incorrect (your own medical report saying no problem with mental state plus evaluation here if you have it, and evidence/documentation that time here was nine years ago and non-work).
Link: below, the Traveler's Redress Inquiry Program, to address "bad" info in the DHS computer system and keep people having the same bad experience over and over from having it. Take a look and once you've consulted a lawyer and have all your info together consider using the program ( a lawyer may be able to help with the application).
Consult an immigration attorney just as Mr. Reich observes.
Good luck to you.
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