If an immigration officer takes you to a room and questions you at the airport have you been detained?
Pittsburgh, PA |
If an immigration officer beleives that you are coming to America to live and takes you and questions you and you are denied entry and your visa revoked did you committ a crime or an offense? Were you detained ?
No you did not commit a crime. Immigration law is civil and not criminal. The fact that the officer stopped you at the airport, questioned you, revoked your visa and denied entry is not a criminal offense. However, the revoking of the visa and denial of entry have immigration consequences that may impact your ability to obtain a visa or re-enter the U.S.
Elkhalil Law Firm, LLC
Disclaimer: This answer is for informational and educational use only. This answer does not creat attroney-client relationship. For more details, I recommend a private consultation with an immigration lawyer.