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1261. Posted by Shaz (Budding Member 6 posts) 1y

Yh but it's a risk that someone has to be willing to take and also most the people on here in my opinion are not average stereotypical people to get stopped, for example maybe a Muslim person with the certain typical names and surnames. I'm not saying it happens a lot or by purpose but obviously because of recent horrible events certain names and types of people are more likely going to be stopped and asked more questions. Which is completely understandable, Me and my family have been fine but usually my name or my brothers pops up as a flight risk because it's similar to other people's names. But when we have landed we were treated nicely , only problem I had once was when I went to Canada and was traveling by car to New York with my family and before we went through the Canadian boarder they stopped my uncle because he had a Pakistani passport and we was there for ages , but the officers there were so gorgeous so I spent the time just looking at them doorling lol!

1262. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2488 posts) 1y

Quoting CloudStrife

Hasnt most of the chat been do the ESTA and tick no to arrests etc?

True, but most of the issues have been with minor offences with little or no jail time. That's a different situation than 2 felony arrests and serious jail time for someone so young.


1263. Posted by c_sharman (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y

Can anyone give an answer to 1256 ?

1264. Posted by travelman99 (Full Member 166 posts) 1y

I'm inclined to agree with Terry - multiple convictions, including drugs, robbery and fraud and 3 years in prison will most likely make him inadmissible for a long time - I'm not even sure they would apply a waiver in this case.

Being Muslim IS an issue, but mainly those who have names similar to wanted or known terrorists - however, if Trump gets in power, this will become a much bigger issue. My advice, try Mexico.

Sherman - you've been convicted of several fraud cases, this falls under moral turpitude and makes you inadmissible. Your question has been asked hundreds of times, and answered by Terry and more recently myself.

If you tick no, you will most likely be fine, but there is a chance that you will be caught out, and be on a whole world of shit - weigh up the risk and reward and "roll the dice".

1265. Posted by travelman99 (Full Member 166 posts) 1y

Or - pray Bernie Sanders gets in and lifts these crazy regulations for first time and minor offences...

1266. Posted by c_sharman (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y

Travelman99 I have been convicted twice, does that make any difference ?. Sorry if it has already been answered but there is 127 pages and I got through the first 30 or 40 and couldn't really get a definitive answer.

1267. Posted by Curious to ask (Budding Member 5 posts) 1y

Hi terry and travelman

Could you help with 1239


[ Edit: Edited on 22-Feb-2016, at 12:45 by Curious to ask ]

1268. Posted by Shaz (Budding Member 6 posts) 1y

Yh all true but it's not fair, I totally understand that if you commit a crime or crimes which are serious like that that there should be repercussions. But I don't understand why that should lead to a ban to a country it's very unfair people do things and they can change most of these politicians have done much worse but they get away with everything. I used to like Donald trump I still kind of do but he's abit too extreme for my liking. There all the same anyway they want the votes and as soon as there in power they don't do half the things they say they were going to. They should change all this here in the UK we have time spent, rehabillitation act for offenders. It's a shame I mean I know there going to ban him, but it's wrong you should interview the person do all the checks see all the changes they've made.

1269. Posted by Shaz (Budding Member 6 posts) 1y

Terry and travelman99 what about this-

Exceptions for Juveniles: Inadmissibility based upon a CIMT will NOT apply to a foreign national if the crime was committed when the foreign national was under 18 years of age, and the crime was committed more than 5 years before the date of application for admission to U.S.

So basically this could mean that one of his offences won't be considered as he was under 18? So that means one conviction will be an issue.

1270. Posted by Shaz (Budding Member 6 posts) 1y

Oh don't worry I didn't get the foreign national meaning lol