Are you confused about the legality of how you entered the United States? Many people are often confused about what it means to enter a country “illegally” and what consequences it entails.
If you enter a country multiple times without proper authorization, then you could be subjected to a ‘permanent bar’ which means that you would be denied entry to the US for 10 years until your US citizen child can petition for your permanent residence. Therefore, it is a pretty big deal.
However, leaving the US and then reentering legally could prevent this hassle. To do it legally, you must understand how you can enter illegally.
What Are Confused as Unlawful Entries?
By Using Someone Else’s Documents: It does not happen often but sometimes people use someone else’s or a close family member or friend’s documents to enter the country if they look similar. This is not considered unlawful entry since you checked in at the Port of Entry and you were allowed to enter using someone else’s documents.
However, the fraud committed is not a minor offense, but waivable. This does not make you an illegal immigrant. If you are discovered and are permanently barred from entering, then that’s not waivable.