Denied Entry to USA even with Visa

  1. I would like to ask the opinion of anyone
    Im from the Philippines, got interviewed at the Mla embassy last Oct. 16, 06 got hold of my visa on Oct. 20, 06. My agency told me to leave ASAP since due to the retrogression even if I was issued a visa, I could be denied entry to the USA if all the 50T allocated visa for schedule A will be used up. Is there any truth to this matter?

    Thanks!
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  3. by   Rep
    Quote from talkworks2000
    I would like to ask the opinion of anyone
    Im from the Philippines, got interviewed at the Mla embassy last Oct. 16, 06 got hold of my visa on Oct. 20, 06. My agency told me to leave ASAP since due to the retrogression even if I was issued a visa, I could be denied entry to the USA if all the 50T allocated visa for schedule A will be used up. Is there any truth to this matter?

    Thanks!
    You already got a visa, don't be fooled by your agency. Just remember, your visa is good only for six months, so leave for the US with in this time frame.

    Congratulations and good luck!
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from talkworks2000
    I would like to ask the opinion of anyone
    Im from the Philippines, got interviewed at the Mla embassy last Oct. 16, 06 got hold of my visa on Oct. 20, 06. My agency told me to leave ASAP since due to the retrogression even if I was issued a visa, I could be denied entry to the USA if all the 50T allocated visa for schedule A will be used up. Is there any truth to this matter?

    Thanks!
    Your agency is telling you false information. You have your visa you will not be affected by the retrogression. as previously said you have 6 months to activate the visa if you don't do it in that timeframe you have to restart
  5. by   talkworks2000
    Quote from Rep
    You already got a visa, don't be fooled by your agency. Just remember, your visa is good only for six months, so leave for the US with in this time frame.

    Congratulations and good luck!
    thank you so much for the inputs.
    Im planning to leave this november for Florida.
  6. by   suzanne4
    The only thing that I can add in is to be very careful, if the agency is giving you wrong information about this, what else have they told you?
  7. by   talkworks2000
    Suzanne, thanks again.
    I appreciate all the inputs.
  8. by   embarq
    Quote from talkworks2000
    Suzanne, thanks again.
    I appreciate all the inputs.
    So, lets say you came and no problems. What will you do? After Nov 1, i think you cannot file I-485. And if the new quota did not pass, after 6 month, will you have to come back?
    Are you going to have work authorization meanwhile?
    Just wondering and if you know your plans, would you share...
  9. by   lawrence01
    Quote from embarq
    So, lets say you came and no problems. What will you do? After Nov 1, i think you cannot file I-485. And if the new quota did not pass, after 6 month, will you have to come back?
    Are you going to have work authorization meanwhile?
    Just wondering and if you know your plans, would you share...
    With due respect, I think the she got an Immigrant Visa via consular processing and not a tourist visa.
  10. by   suzanne4
    Quote from embarq
    So, lets say you came and no problems. What will you do? After Nov 1, i think you cannot file I-485. And if the new quota did not pass, after 6 month, will you have to come back?
    Are you going to have work authorization meanwhile?
    Just wondering and if you know your plans, would you share...
    They already have their immigratn visa, and just had their consular interview. They are in the final weeks before beginning work in the US. They are not going the AOS route that you plan to do.
  11. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Congrats on the VISA. Welcome to America and I hope you have great experiences while here.

    It's a wonderful place, but BIG. Try to get out and see some of it, if you can.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  12. by   embarq
    Quote from suzanne4
    They already have their immigratn visa, and just had their consular interview. They are in the final weeks before beginning work in the US. They are not going the AOS route that you plan to do.
    Cool,
    thank you Suzanne. Then retrogression is nothing for them.
  13. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from embarq
    Cool,
    thank you Suzanne. Then retrogression is nothing for them.
    no they are not affected, once you have a visa then you are all set to go
  14. by   talkworks2000
    To clarify, I do have an immigrant visa already. My question was focused on what my agency told me that due to retrogression, even if I have an immigrant visa I could be denied entry to the US...this issue was already answered by suzanne, rep and silverdragon.

    Thanks everyone!

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