Question regarding: Notice of Refusal of Admission/Parole
- From: usmlehp@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: 9 May 2007 22:19:41 -0700
I am a Canadian citizen who wants to start a job in the States and has
applied for J1 visa. Before receiving the J-1 visa, I decided to enter
the states to find an apartment to rent. But at the border, I was
refused to enter US.
I think the refusal was because of a misunderstanding on my part. A
few months ago I was having 25 interviews which I forgot to tell the
officer, and I stayed in US for about three months to do all of those
interviews and provided a US address which was a hotel where I stayed
to attend the interviews. After the interviews, I was asked a few
times to stay for a few days to do some clinical rotations for a
better evaluation. This was not a job, I was not paid, it wasn't a
university course either. It's a well-known procedure for medical job
interviews. However, it seems that the officer was under impression
that I was working in a hospital while being paid/trained illegally.
He noticed my US address on my job contract and told me that I had no
rights to have a residency status in US while entering based on a
visitor visa and doing those clinical rotations.
However, the officer was kind enough to tell me to bring the J1 visa
next time, and I might get it stamped or not. Right now, I am really
worried and am wondering how much this will affect my J1 visa, and if
there is anything I could do to clear this matter, like going to US
embassy to show all of my documents or...
Thank you so much for your help, I really appreciate any input.
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