Even if a foreigner has a B-Visa for Visitors and has visited the U.S. in the past, this is no guaranty of future entry on the same visa. Each time a foreigner crosses the border in and out of the U.S., circumstances change.
My fiancée had a B1-B2 visa and was coming to visit me. She was stop at Detroit ICE and sent back. She had been here before and did not over stay here visit. She had a 10 year multi entry visa. What can we do? We were trying to get her a divorce as she was married in the Philippines and has not seen her spouse for 25 years.
Jim, Thank you for your inquiry.
She was likely turned away because there is a risk she might overstay her welcome in the U.S. as a visitor. It will be important to learn what was asked of her at the port of entry as well as her answers. Sometimes, foreigners are brought to secondary inspection and interrogated. If an immigration officer felt she was not telling the truth or believed she was an intending immigrant, then penalties can apply. It is often difficult for her to tell whether her entry was only blocked or if she is given summary deportation at the border.
Can you please find out what was asked and answered? Also, there may have been some markings placed in her passport. She may also have been given other paperwork. I would need to review what occurred at the airport to determine the extent of the problem. Once you have this information you are welcome to call to discuss.
Even when a foreigner has a visitor visa to the U.S., there still can be problems like this at the border stop. Since you have a dating relationship with her, it is important to treat her immigration matters with care. Immigration process holds surprises.