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Hi everyone this is Janelle Oh clue again of mojo immigration where we provide you with confidence and clarity with your immigration legal matters so this video is about secondary inspection so first a little bit of background I just got back from getting to tour International Arrivals at the airport and I learned so much and I am looking forward to sharing this information with you so for those of you who are gonna be traveling to the United States first of all check out my video check out my last video on what to expect at the u.s. port of entry now this video is going to go into a little bit more detail about what is called secondary inspection secondary inspection is basically when you are pulled out of the regular line and immigration needs to review your entry just a little bit more more questioning more review before they can let you in that's what secondary inspection is so first thing I learned when I went on my tour of international arrivals is Customs and Border Patrol CBP the CBP official said that you know getting sent to secondary inspection is not a punishment okay so if you are called out of the regular line and you're put to secondary inspection please don't feel as if you're being punished because apparently some good things happen you know a number of good things happen in secondary inspection so first of all people who are coming into the United States on immigrant visas for the first time okay those are people who have gotten their visas to come to the United States as permanent residents you know they get that packet of information from the US Embassy or the consulate abroad it's a lot of information in that envelope and that can't all be processed and done in the regular immigration line so if you're coming in as a first time as to the United States then we'll ask you to go to secondary inspection where it typically takes about 15 minutes to go through all that information in the packet it's actually process you to come in as a permanent resident okay so for people who are actually immigrating secondary inspection is a good thing also some people are processed for u.s. citizenship at SEC secondary inspection but besides that there are a number of times when people will typically you know when you can typically expect to be pulled from the regular line and sent to secondary inspection here here are some examples okay say you are traveling on advanced parole okay you've been residing here in the u.s. either you have a pending application to adjust status or perhaps you have TPS or even for some time people in daca could get advanced parole you have an advance parole document typically if the immigration officer sees that the person is entering using advanced parole they'll send them over to secondary inspection just so some

FAQ

How can I enter Mexico?
From my hometown of Weslaco, Texas, take FM 1015 / International Blvd a few miles south, passing through Progreso. Park at the free lot next to the international bridge. Get out of your car, walk over to the turnstile, plug in a quarter, and proceed walk across the bridge. When you get to the other side just nod and wave to the Mexican official on duty. That’s it. Dollars are accepted. Arturo’s is a couple of blocks down the way on your left in case you want a nice meal.If you plan on returning to the US be sure to have your passport handy. A nod and a wave won’t be good enough
Why is building a wall between the US and Mexico, like Trump proposes, a bad idea? Ignoring ethics, would such a wall reduce illegal border crossings?
This wall idea is a prime example of Trump's worst MO: he constantly makes bold assertions of what he will do about this issue or that, but he is notoriously vague on specifics. For starters, he says he's going to make Mexico pay for the wall. Yet, when he's been pressed as to how he'll accomplish this, he famously skirts the question, answering only that he'll do it, just wait and see, he makes deals like no one else can. That's his answer for everything. He fired blistering criticism at Pres. Obama for how he's handled some recent terrorist acts, identifying the problem as Obama being weak and unintimidating in front of the world. Yet, when asked what would he do under such circumstances, he replied "You don't want to know what I'd do!" Um, yes, Mr. Trump, I do want to know. Do tell us how you'll handle (and prevent, as you claim) global terrorism.He says he'll be the best for women, but when asked why, how he'll be the best, his only answer has been to mention his wife and daughter. They will see to it that he's great on woman's issues, but again, he doesn't say how. Then he says he "cherishes women". Um, Donald, lusting after women is not the same as cherishing women, understanding their needs or respecting their value in society.Donald Trump. Good ol' Mr. Big Talk. Fast and loose with the outrageous claims, but convenientically lacking in giving specifics.And about your question specifically, Trump’s premise about how immigrants without legal status get into the U.S. is totally off-base. Illegal border-crossers make up only a small fraction of immigrants living in the U.S. Illegally. The vast majority come to the U.S. with a proper visa, as a tourist, to study or possibly to work short-term. The problem occurs when the visas expire and the legal visitors remain illegally, slipping under the radar. The border is already well-protected and illegal crossings have been reduced dramatically. The wall idea is absurd and would accomplish little if it was built. Trump probably knows this, too, but is feeding less-knowledgeable Americans’ fears and misconceptions.
What tips would you give someone who is going to the US for the first time?
It depends on where you are coming from.Let's say you are coming from Asia or more specifically from India.Here is what you need to know:Don't assume anything like we do back home in our country. I used to do that a lot and had to pay for it later here.Be on time wherever you have an appointment. Be it at Doctor’s, Dentist, or any other place.There is a concept of space in the west including America. Don't keep hugging, touching, crossing by close from people and touching others while crossing them.Don't break the queue. It is deemed disrespectful and unlike in many other countries including India, you will be called out by any individual there standing in the queue. Everybody is same in America and it feels that way too.If you are a first time student then your task is cut out. You need to care for a lot of things. It's completely different from India. Lectures happen on time. Submissions of assignments can't go beyond a prescribed date or hour of the day. No personal favors from the Professors because of your gender, caste, color, religion, personality etc.If you are visiting for the first time, make sure that you don't throw garbage wherever you like. Somebody will definitely check you in public and somebody can also report that to the police. Littering fines are really high in some places.No free perks in this country. You earn and you eat. Simple as that. Unlike in India where if you are a top government official or a politician, you don't have to carry your wallet with you anywhere because you seldom have to pay for anything.When you pass by anybody, most people will smile and say ‘Hi’ or ‘How are you?’. Don't be surprised. This is how everybody greets each other here. What a great thing to do.People will open the door for you or keep it open even if they are ahead of you. That's just how people like to help each other. It is not seen in many countries at least not in India.You go over the limit while driving, chances are that you will be caught and fined. Stay in the speed limit or just a few miles above it is also acceptable. Drink and drive has huge fines, never try that. Don't overtake too many times, the police is trained to catch such people.If you get into an accident on the road, don't keep beating the hell out of that person whether it's their fault or yours. In India, it is very common that whether it is your fault or not, you have the moral right to beat the crap out of the other person. Just like that. Here in US, you will not just be put in Jail, you could lose a teeth or two as most people are not that submissive.Keep walking on the road while crossing. Here in US, pedestrian has the right of way before anybody to cross the road. Don't try that on a freeway. No right of way there for pedestrians.Thanks for the A2A!
As a permanent resident, if I am out of country for more than 5 years in Canada, is my residency dead?
This question and the answers below manage to disprove the properly held belief that the Canadian Immigration Website is the single sole source of complete accurate information on all issues relating to Canadian immigration and citizenship. This plays into the government pushed storyline that proper expert advice is not necessary and therefore a waste of time and money.Let me demonstrate how someone could easily be mislead by the Canadian government website into believing that they have lost their permanent residence status, because they are physically absent from Canada for extensive periods of time.A new permanent resident of Canada is issued a Permanent Resident Card soon after they assume Permanent Residence Status in Canada,A PR Card is the document that one uses to prove to Canadian port of entry officials when you are entering Canada using a commercial conveyance, that you possess the status of Permanent Resident of Canada. An equivalence can be drawn to Canadian Citizens proving their Canadian Citizenship to these same port of entry officials when entering Canada using a commercial conveyances by presenting a valid Canadian passport,PR Cards are issued for 5 year periods. In order to renew your PR card, one needs to indicate on the application that they have been physically present in Canada at least 2 out of the last 5 years before applying (Note: Let’s leave aside for a moment the tremendous amount of fraud on this point, as Canada does not have the means to enforce physical presence).If you are outside of Canada when your PR card expires, the government website then implies you have lost your PR status and then maps out a complicated process to prove why they should issue you a Permanent Resident Travel Document to seek re-entry,If your PR card expires that does NOT mean that you cease to be a PR of Canada. It means that you do not have a unexpired PR card to prove that status to Canadian port of entry officials when you are entering Canada using a commercial conveyance. An equivalence would be that the expiry of a Canadian passport does not mean that the person ceases to be a US citizen.However, If you dig deep enough into the government website, you will find this admission here:“You are still a permanent resident if your card expires.”and here: “If you live outside of Canada for longer, you may lose your permanent resident status.”Since you are still a PR of Canada, there is nothing that prevents you from attempting to enter Canada on a private conveyance (such as a car or boat from the US). You will either be allowed into Canada where you can spend the required time to be eligible to apply for a new PR Card which will allow future entry by commercial conveyance OR you will be identified at the port of entry as someone who MAY be found to have abandoned your permanent residence.In order for you to actually lose your PR status the following must occur:-You must be found by an Immigration Official to have been absent for extensive periods of time, and-The official must file an appropriate report, and-An adjudication must be heard that examines fully your situation pursuant to basic Canadian administrative law procedures,-A decision of abandonment must be made and all appeals exhaustedIf all of that happens then the “may lose” turns into a “have lost”. Since this is obviously resource intensive for the Canadian government with an uncertain outcome of lost pr status, a significant effort is made to “convince” the pr to “abandon” their pr status.Like the mistaken assumption that one loses their pr status if their pr card expires, having someone abandon their status rather than go through extensive effort to legally remove that status is in the government (but not the pr’s) best interest.In short, the government by implying, burying required procedures , and lack of clarity on this issue fills a government objective. Specifically to have long-time absent Permanent Residents either think they have lost their pr status or “convince” them to actually voluntarily relinquish their pr status. This is NOT in the interests of Permanent Residents who have spent considerable sums of money in government fees and other costs to acquire that permanent resident status.The belief that professional advisors are not required as the Canadian government website always gives you all the necessary legal guidance that you could possibly need is demonstrable incorrect. Such a belief is the equivalent to believing that the Canadian Tax Authority Website will show you ever possible legal tax avoidance option available to you.Yes these websites are free. However, as I just demonstrated, the advice they sometimes give is worth exactly what you paid for it….nothing.
Why do Democrats always place legal immigrants and illegal immigrants in one group when talking about immigration, clearly, at State of the Union and other outlets Republicans have said they support legal immigration?
Actually, that’s not quite accurate. The Trump Administration has worked hard to add regulations to H1B visa applications. Remember the rhetoric form Trump about how we wanted smart and talented and trained immigrants? Well, H1B visa applicants are the epitome of this. But the Trump Administration has added red tape and it now is harder and takes longer to get an H1B visa. Additionally, the Trump Administration has sought to reduce the total number of legal immigrants, ban them from certain countries, and also significantly reduce the number of refugees. Also the Trump Administration has acted to kick out a number refugees and immigrants who are here legally. It’s dishonest to say that Republicans are all in favor of legal immigrants, it’s just the law breakers they oppose. Remember Trump’s comment about “Sh*thole” countries? It was in reference to legal immigration.But wait, there’s more. All of those caravans that Trump has been raging at? Those are people seeking asylum. Now maybe some of them don’t qualify—fine. But the point is, showing up at the border without a visa, going to a legal port of entry, requesting asylum, and then telling the truth—that’s legal—that’s how it’s supposed to be done. And this whole mess of criminalizing asylum seekers, separating them from their children and placing the children in detention (rather than with family members or temporary foster parents)—that is done with the intention of discouraging these legal asylum seekers. Trump Administration senior officials have specifically said this—they’re trying to discourage these asylum seekers and have them not come to the US. And of course there is Trump’s rhetoric—about how these caravans of asylum seekers are filled with gangs, terrorists, criminals and he’s deploying the US military and they’ll have ROE that allow them to use deadly force. These are not the actions and words of someone who is just opposed to illegal immigration and is fine with legal immigration.And let’s talk about the Dreamers. A 2-year old or minor doesn’t get a say in whether or not they come to the US. The folks who’ve been part of DACA have played by the rules once they became adults, registered, obeyed the law, contributed to the US in some fashion. And Trump has been seeking to get them kicked out and started by ending DACA and resisting all Congressional forms of an alternative program. Here he’s got a group of individuals that even Republican voters say we ought to allow stay or provide a path to citizenship—it’s not their fault they’re here. But Trump wants ’em gone.The Trump Administration (with the backing of the nationally elected members of the GOP) has worked hard to make it much more difficult to be a legal immigrant. It is a dishonest claim to say that the GOP is just against people who broke the law coming here and are welcoming and encouraging those those who seek to come here legally.
What should I do if I have been out of Canada for 2 years after getting permanent residency? What would be the consequences when I apply for citizenship?
This question and the answers below manage to disprove the properly held belief that the Canadian Immigration Website (Immigration and citizenship) is the single sole source of complete accurate information on all issues relating to Canadian immigration and citizenship. This plays into the government pushed storyline that proper advice is not necessary and therefore a waste of time and money.Let me demonstrate how someone could easily be mislead by the Canadian government website into believing that they have lost their permanent residence status, because they are physically absent from Canada for extensive periods of time.A new permanent resident of Canada is issued a Permanent Resident Card soon after they assume Permanent Residence Status in Canada,A PR Card is the document that one uses to prove to Canadian port of entry officials when you are entering Canada using a commercial conveyance, that you possess the status of Permanent Resident of Canada. An equivalence can be drawn to Canadian Citizens proving their Canadian Citizenship to these same port of entry officials when entering Canada using a commercial conveyances by presenting a valid Canadian passport,PR Cards are issued for 5 year periods. In order to renew your PR card, one needs to indicate on the application that they have been physically present in Canada at least 2 out of the last 5 years before applying (Note: Let’s leave aside for a moment the tremendous amount of fraud on this point, as Canada does not have the means to enforce physical presence).If you are outside of Canada when your PR card expires, the government website then implies you have lost your PR status and then maps out a complicated process to prove why they should issue you a Permanent Resident Travel Document to seek re-entry (Permanent resident travel document),If your PR card expires that does NOT mean that you cease to be a PR of Canada. It means that you do not have a unexpired PR card to prove that status to Canadian port of entry officials when you are entering Canada using a commercial conveyance. An equivalence would be that the expiry of a Canadian passport does not mean that the person ceases to be a US citizen.However, If you dig deep enough into the government website, you will find this admission here:https://www.canada.ca/en/immigra... “You are still a permanent resident if your card expires.”and here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigra... “If you live outside of Canada for longer, you may lose your permanent resident status.”Since you are still a PR of Canada, there is nothing that prevents you from attempting to enter Canada on a private conveyance (such as a car or boat from the US). You will either be allowed into Canada where you can spend the required time to be eligible to apply for a new PR Card which will allow future entry by commercial conveyance OR you will be identified at the port of entry as someone who MAY be found to have abandoned your permanent residence.In order for you to actually lose your PR status the following must occur:-You must be found by an Immigration Official to have been absent for extensive periods of time, and-The official must file an appropriate report, and-An adjudication must be heard that examines fully your situation pursuant to basic Canadian administrative law procedures,-A decision of abandonment must be made and all appeals exhaustedIf all of that happens then the “may lose” turns into a “have lost”. Since this is obviously resource intensive for the Canadian government with an uncertain outcome of lost pr status, a significant effort is made to “convince” the pr to “abandon” their pr status.Like the mistaken assumption that one loses their pr status if their pr card expires, having someone abandon their status rather than go through extensive effort to legally remove that status is in the government (but not the pr’s) best interest.In short, the government by implying, burying required procedures , and lack of clarity on this issue fills a government objective. Specifically to have long-time absent Permanent Residents either think they have lost their pr status or “convince” them to actually voluntarily relinquish their pr status. This is NOT in the interests of Permanent Residents who have spent considerable sums of money in government fees and other costs to acquire that permanent resident status.The belief that professional advisors are not required as the Canadian government website always gives you all the necessary legal guidance that you could possibly need is demonstrable incorrect. Such a belief is the equivalent to believing that the Canadian Tax Authority Website (Canada Revenue Agency) will show you ever possible legal tax avoidance option available to you.Yes these websites are free. However, as I just demonstrated, the advice they sometimes give is worth exactly what you paid for it….nothing.
How important were the South Korean (ROK) armed forces during the Korean War?
Initially it played a very minor role in the first year because it was weak and unprepared.  However, after being rebuilt by the US' help, it became an effective armed force.  The biggest difference between the Korean War and the Vietnam War was that the US successfully "Koreanized" the Korean War but failed completely on the similar attempt with ARVN.At the beginning of the Korean War, the ROK Army was under-strengthed, ill-trained, and ill-equipped.  It started with about half of the strength of NKPA and  suffered huge casualties during the initial battles with well-prepared NKPA.  It literally grabbed young men from the streets and schools to fill in the ranks in its retreat toward Pusan.  In the later drive to Yalu River and the reveral, it caused more troubles for the friendly UN troops than strengthening their fighting capability.  A lot of times, its troops simply dropped the weapons and fled when they saw the signs of the Chinese troops.  Chinese troops considered them easy targets and always picked their defense positions to penetrate the UN line of resistance.However, after the front line was stabilized in mid 1951, the US military pushed for a complete overhaul of the ROK Army.  Better equipment and training were provided.  The officer corps integrated their ex-Japanese doctrine with the new US doctrine.  The end result was amazing.  A rugged new ROK Army came out of its previous infamy and became a formidable fighting force.From Oct 6th to Oct 14th, 1952,  during the Battle of Whitehorse Hill(白馬山), a regiment from the crack 38th Army of PLA assaulted the hill held by a battalion of the ROK 9th Division.  This small battle soon developed into a deadly struggle of divisional scale.  After losing 6,700 troops, the 38th Army still did not get any foothold on the hill.About the same time and not too far from the Whitehorse Hill, in the Battle of Triangle Hill (上甘嶺), the ROK 2nd Division contested with the PLA's 15th and 12th Army for the control of the Triangle Hill and Sniper Ridge.  The battle lasted 40 days and the ROK 2nd Division had suffered a casualty of 4,700.  Although it failed to take the hills, it and the 7th US Division inflicted more than 11,500 casualty on the PLA.Thus, the new ROK Army did play important roles in the later phase of the Korean War.  It fought as well as any other UN troops.ROK Air Force was still in infancy during the Korean War.  It did not have much contribution to the war efforts.ROK Navy was also puny at the time.  However, it had made a crucial contribution at the outbreak of the Korean War.  ROKS Baekdusan (白頭山號,ex-USS PC-823), the largest vessel of ROK Navy at the time, intercepted and sunk a North Korean freighter near Pusan during the night of June 25/26, 1950.  The freighter had carried about 1,000 North Korean commandos designated to take the port of Pusan.  If ROKS Baekdusan hadn't caught the freighter in time, the North Korean commandos would have taken Pusan and seriously damaged the port facility.  Pusan was the largest sea port of South Korea then and was the sole port of entry for the incoming US troops and supplies in the summer of 1950.  If it had been paralyzed by the North Korean assault, even for just a couple of weeks, we would be reading a totally different Korean War history.
What is the name of the site to check my time allowed in the USA on a B1 visa from Jamaica?
The website that you are looking for is:I94 - Official WebsiteHere you can find your latest I-94 details, view your travel history for the last 5 years, and check your compliance, i.e., how much longer you can stay in the US.
What should I do when my green card expired a year and a half ago and I don’t have an ID or birth certificate? Also, I was born in Basel, Switzerland and I have one felony.
Where are you living currently?If you are in the United States of Americaa) Fear not, you are safe. Expired Green Card means nothing if you are inside of the United States. However, you have to get in touch with the authoritieshttps://www.uscis.gov/sites/defa...How To Renew an Expired Green Cardb) DO NOT TRAVEL outside the United States, unless you get your new Green Card. You move out of the U.S with an expired GC, you are finished!. Stay put in America for now till you sort out your GC and get a new one.c) Go to your nearest DMV and get a state ID done. Even if you do not have a Driver’s license, you can get a state ID done at your DMV. It is a perfect alternative to a DL.d) Contact your homeland authorities and get your birth certificate done.If you are outside of the United States and your GC is expired, you are in serious trouble. I don’t want to sound the bearer of bad news, but chances of you being allowed back in the U.S is very low. Contact your lawyer.How come you do not have a birth certificate or even an ID? This is really poor.BAD!Please, get these documents done. At least your state ID should be done within the next few days if you apply. What are you going to do when a police officer stops you or you are at a bar and have to show an ID? Show your passport and GC all the time? Please! These docs need to be safe inside a cabinet. Get a state ID done, ASAP.!Where is your felony? Usa? Home country? For the felony part, contact your lawyer. Only an immigration lawyer will be able to help you with this.Renewal chances depend on how your case is viewed by the officers. Documentation can easily be put in place, but felony issues require professional help. The first thing the lawyer might ask you will be to get your other documents straightened out !( State ID, birth certificate) .