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Old 10-06-2019, 12:55 PM
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Default Questions immigration airport

I have a question regarding questions immigration officers can ask you upon arrival at an airport.
In january i was staying with my friend, who happens to be my sister in law now, because i was visiting her brother, who is now my boyfriend after all this time (we split up for a little while now we're back together). I didn't really think about mentioning the visits (as our relationship was a bit unclear until we had our visit) because i was also there to visit her and they asked me a few questions about how we met. I answered them honestly that i met her because i know her brother and that was that.

But now the situation changed i'm nervous somehow. Because in february i'm going back to stay with my sister in law and her little family so i can visit my man again.
Do i just be honest and tell them i will stay with my sister in law because i am visiting my boyfriend in prison? Will i risk being send back because of that? Do they care about something like that?

I want to be well prepared so i was curious if any of you can tell me something about it or tell me what they asked you when you told the cbp officer that you are visiting someone in prison.

Sorry for the chaotic thread, hope it's still understandable
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All you have to do is answer their questions honestly. My answer would be "I'm staying with my sister in law".

I hope you get answers from folks who have recently passed through a US border entry while visiting here.
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Answer honestly, but fbopnomore's advice is sound. You are visiting your sister-in-law and will be staying with her. End of story. Any more than that, you are wasting your time as well as the CBPO's time. They are simply trying to determine if you are conducting business in the country, and if you are a threat to national security. It sounds to me like you're not.

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I am a frequent traveller to the USA every 3 months. I just answer honestly whatever they ask. I donít volunteer extra information unless itís asked for. They are more interested in whether you have a return ticket , and whether you intend to try and stay illegally. They also sometimes ask how much money I am carrying to make sure I can support myself. On the whole itís a straight forward process.
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