Admissibility Review Office (Filed @ Ogdensburg Port of Entry in Ogdensburg, NY)
Grounds of Inadmissibility:
INA § 212(a)(2)(A)(i)(II) - Controlled Substance Offense (Conviction in 1982 for violation of New York State Penal Law § 221.25 (Criminal Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree).
Purpose of Entry into the USA:
Business Visits [B-2] – to meet with U.S. suppliers related to Canadian business; Pleasure Visits [B-1] - attend family vacations.
Highlighted successful rehabilitation (no additional criminal issues since 1982 conviction); Previous waiver approval by ARO in 2011 & ongoing compliance with all U.S. immigration laws
Three (3) years