Many individuals who want to visit the United States find that they are inadmissible on one or more grounds, unable to enter the United States unless they apply for a Waiver of Ground of Inadmissibility. A Waiver of Ground of Inadmissibility allows a previously inadmissible person to gain legal entry into the United States. Travelling to the US if you are inadmissible is a serious offense and can result in criminal charges and jail sentences. Those travelling with you may be charged with harbouring a criminal as well as being classed as inadmissible to the United States.
It is important to remember that just because you were told that you need a waiver to enter the United States it does not mean that what you have been told is true. In our experience often times people are incorrectly told by immigration inspectors that they need a waiver to enter the United States when they are in fact admissible without one.
For further information on Waivers of Ground of Inadmissibility, please see this page of the United States Citizen and Immigration website.