RETIRED MISSIONARIES ADMITTED TO THE U.S.Published: Jan 1, 2015
Our clients are married Canadian citizens, and are both retired missionaries residing in Canada. Prior to their retirement, on several occasions they were admitted to the United States in nonimmigrant status to act as missionaries for their church. Last Easter Sunday they were denied admission when they were coming to the United States for a vacation.
At this point we were retained.
We investigated their complete immigration history, and prepared a letter Brief to a U.S. Customs and Border Port-of-Entry (POE), along with substantial supporting documentation, showing why they were both legally and factually admissible as visitors for pleasure, and requesting that appropriate computer entries be made so that they didn’t have problems in the future as a result of the refusal.
After reviewing our submission, the Chief Inspector at the POE where we submitted our submission agreed with our position and we arranged for our clients to reapply for admission. They were politely and professionally treated, and both of their passports were stamped to evidence their admission to the United States.