■■■■》”The Visa Revocation Under INA 212(a)(2)(C) And The Failure to Declare Monetary Instruments in Some Countries.” By Glenn R. Morales.
#INA212(a)(2)(C) means a “controlled substance violation according to the laws and regulations of any country or U.S. state.” If foreign travelers have negotiable monetary as cash currency, in their possession a regular “Report Transportation of Currency” must be submitted to Customs Officers upon they entry into a foreign country or the U.S.. In many countries as Jamaica or Costa Rica, the failure to declare monetary instruments can result in its seizure and the arrest of the visitor with the subsequent effect of a local criminal conviction, linking this “failure to declare” with a money laundering operation.
After the criminal justice process abroad , the international sharing of police-customs data will lead to: • U.S. Visa revocation under #INA212(a)(2)(C), • visa denial under #INA212(a)(2)(C), and will result in a border inadmissibility to enter the U.S.(airports, seaports, land ) with a valid visitor visa under #INA212(a)(2)(C). There are cases in which the U.S. Immigration Officials at a given U.S. airport or other port of entry decide to revoke someone’s valid visitor visa because they find an entry in the info electronic system that says that the person is, or was once, suspected of laundering money, or of trafficking drugs,
There are confused consular situations abroad, in which the person whose visitor visa has been revoked under #INA212(a)(2)(C) has never really been involved in any of the offences either in the U.S. or in any other part of the world
Consular Officers at U.S. Consulates abroad will review visa applications ( non immigrant or immigrant visas ) and will make an determination on legal waivers or pardons for inadmissible aliens under the frame of the law, the federal rules, the Customs and Border Protection and the Department of State policies considering the following criteria : •The risk of harm to society if the foreign national is admitted. • The seriousness of the foreign national’s prior immigration law or criminal law violations, and • The foreign national’s reasons for wishing to