Airport To Airport

  1. hi! do you guys know of anyone who was deported from the US just because he has already taken and passed the nclex?
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  3. by   suzanne4
    The NCLEX exam has nothing to do with it, but if they are doing anything illegal; such as working when there are no visas and not having the proper documentation with them, then yes, they will be deported.

    But not because they took the NCLEX exam.
  4. by   YUWESAREN
    thanks for your reply suzzane but i was referring to nclex passers who were deported as soon as they entered the US. i heard of some filipino nclex passers who took the exam outside the US (hongkong or saipan) who were deported upon entering the US after the immigration officer found out that they have already passed the nclex exam. the immigration officer probably thought that these nclex passers' purpose for going there is to find an employer.
    i also took and passed the nclex when i went to the US last year but i don't have plans of working as a nurse in the US in the near future because i'm working for my dad's export business (which is why i go to the US quite often). i only took the exam to see if i can pass (in case i decide to work there someday).
    my question is, is there a chance that i will also be deported just because i have already taken the exam? does the US immigration have a record of everyone who has taken the nclex? i'm planning to go back there sometime in july and i'm afraid of being deported...:uhoh21:
  5. by   RN BSN 2009
    Someone is deported when they are already in the U.S. You have to be on U.S. soil to be deported. What you probably mean is that there were some NCLEX passers who were refused entry. If they were not work-authorized, the inspecting Port-Of-Entry officers probably believed that they were going to attempt to work since they passed the NCLEX. You should have to show evidence that you are going to abide by the laws of U.S. immigration, and if an officer thinks otherwise, they can refuse entry. Hope that clears things up.
  6. by   suzanne4
    Quote from YUWESAREN
    thanks for your reply suzzane but i was referring to nclex passers who were deported as soon as they entered the US. i heard of some filipino nclex passers who took the exam outside the US (hongkong or saipan) who were deported upon entering the US after the immigration officer found out that they have already passed the nclex exam. the immigration officer probably thought that these nclex passers' purpose for going there is to find an employer.
    i also took and passed the nclex when i went to the US last year but i don't have plans of working as a nurse in the US in the near future because i'm working for my dad's export business (which is why i go to the US quite often). i only took the exam to see if i can pass (in case i decide to work there someday).
    my question is, is there a chance that i will also be deported just because i have already taken the exam? does the US immigration have a record of everyone who has taken the nclex? i'm planning to go back there sometime in july and i'm afraid of being deported...:uhoh21:

    If you come to the US quite often and leave, not a problem. There is no list that they have of passers of the NCLEX exam. And you cannot be deported if you were never given permission to enter the US. So that just shows it is another rumor floating around PI. And if there is a reason that the immigration official doesn't think that the person is going to leave the US as they have agreed to do, then they have the power not to permit anyone to enter the US. And it states so directly on your visa.
  7. by   YUWESAREN
    thanks suzanne and iceyspots for your help. i feel so much better now..
  8. by   jaequon
    HI I just like to ask a follow up question regarding the "Airport to Airport" case of other NCLEX passers who entered the US as a tourist.

    I plan to take the exam in Guam which is under US territory and I'm afraid that if I pass and go to the US as a tourist, the immigration officer will find out at the port of entry that I am an NCLEX passer and not permit me to enter the US.

    Thank you!
  9. by   RGN1
    I passed N-CLEX last year & have just come back from my US holiday - it never even entered my head it would be a problem & it wasn't. The only way to get deported is if you do something that's against the rules/law or have improper paperwork.

    Seems to me that this is just another silly rumour & is best put in the trash with all the other silly rumours!

    if you already have your I-140 on file & plan to go then you must take some proof of your continued residency in the country that you live in though. Having I-140 etc on file will flag up & if you're taking a trip e.g to check out schools for your kids etc you must be able to show documentation proving that you plan to go home again to the US immigration services.
  10. by   anneh1202
    I heard from my mom an hour ago that her friend's friend (Filipina Nurse) got an A-to-A (Airport to Airport) treatment upon arriving in LAX. It was her first time fly to the US and is an NCLEX passer. When she had her fingerprint scanned, it showed that she has passed the NCLEX. She was asked several questions and the officers had her email opened and found out that she has email exchanges with nursing yahoogroups. Now she is traumatized.

    I am a frequent traveler (with a tourist's visa) to the US and just recently passed the NCLEX. I want to hear experiences of those tourists who passed the NCLEX (outside of US) upon their entry to the USA and was able to get through... (e.g What the officer asked them, etc.)

    I plan to go there this summer (to visit my mother) but come back since my children are still studying here (in the Philippines). I have no pending petitions or even looked for a job in the US yet.

    What should I be prepared for? Thanks!:typing
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    Must be something else as I have flown to the US several times since passing NCLEX and had no problems. Would suggest plenty of proof on plan to return home. Will probably upset people but doesn't help when we see people abusing the visa which has resulted in a clampdown and resulting with people being sent home who probably had no intention on abusing their visa but due to others means they fall into the same barrel of rotten apples (ie the ones that spoil it for the others)
  12. by   anneh1202
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    Must be something else as I have flown to the US several times since passing NCLEX and had no problems. Would suggest plenty of proof on plan to return home. Will probably upset people but doesn't help when we see people abusing the visa which has resulted in a clampdown and resulting with people being sent home who probably had no intention on abusing their visa but due to others means they fall into the same barrel of rotten apples (ie the ones that spoil it for the others)
    Thanks for the insight. But what kind of proof? I have been travelling in and out of the US before I even passed the NCLEX (haven't tried after I passed though). What should the return date of my ticket be, for how long? Because I plan to accompany my mother who is 80 y.o. and stay there for two months. But i have no intention of overstaying.
  13. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from anneh1202
    Thanks for the insight. But what kind of proof? I have been travelling in and out of the US before I even passed the NCLEX (haven't tried after I passed though). What should the return date of my ticket be, for how long? Because I plan to accompany my mother who is 80 y.o. and stay there for two months. But i have no intention of overstaying.
    Previous history will go for you rather than against you so if you have never overstayed then you shouldn't have a problem. Other proof could be work (if you work) letter indicating return to work date, house/mortgage/rent payment. Fact children still in the Philippines.
  14. by   lawrence01
    Quote from anneh1202
    I heard from my mom an hour ago that her friend's friend (Filipina Nurse) got an A-to-A (Airport to Airport) treatment upon arriving in LAX. It was her first time fly to the US and is an NCLEX passer. When she had her fingerprint scanned, it showed that she has passed the NCLEX. She was asked several questions and the officers had her email opened and found out that she has email exchanges with nursing yahoogroups. Now she is traumatized.

    I am a frequent traveler (with a tourist's visa) to the US and just recently passed the NCLEX. I want to hear experiences of those tourists who passed the NCLEX (outside of US) upon their entry to the USA and was able to get through... (e.g What the officer asked them, etc.)

    I plan to go there this summer (to visit my mother) but come back since my children are still studying here (in the Philippines). I have no pending petitions or even looked for a job in the US yet.

    What should I be prepared for? Thanks!:typing
    First of all, thank you for sharing this.

    Being an NCLEX passer is definitely not the main reason why. It may have contributed to it but not the main reason why. It greatly depends on how one responds to the questions being asked by the officer and how it was answered. S/he must have given an answer that would have made the officer suspect that she has no intentions to go back home. That is always the main concern for tourists coming from PH and China and also the main criteria on giving tourist visas in the first place.

    There is nothing to prepare for but just say what your real intentions are and answer honestly when asked. That is it.

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