inadmissible

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

In immigration law, being ineligible to enter the United States (or obtain any type of visa or green card) because one matches one of the grounds of inadmissibility found at Immigration and Nationality Act Section 212, or 8 U.S. Code Section 1182. Commonly applied grounds of inadmissibility include having a criminal record, a history of certain immigration law violations, being without a source of financial support, or having a communicable disease.

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