Denied Entry Under Visa Waiver Program: Can I Come Back to the U.S.?
VWP applicants who are refused U.S. entry can try again -- but may also be refused again.
I am a citizen of Brunei, and planned a trip to the U.S. last year to visit family here. However, the immigration official at the U.S. border did not believe me that I planned to stay here temporarily. He kept asking questions about my family who live in the U.S., and unfortunately he found a resume in my suitcase, because I had been planning to scout around for a job in the United States. So he wouldn’t let me in; I had to fly all the way back to Brunei immediately. Now I’m wondering what happens next: Is this on my permanent immigration record? Can I ever come back to the United States?