I am a medical graduate(Doctor) from India. I was denied entry at the Port of entry after I came back from India to attend residency training interviews in US (Interview for postgraduate studies selection) on multiple entry B1/B2 visa. I had a 10 year multiple entry Visitor visa for US. Unfortunately immigration officer at airport was confused about my earlier visits where I had done observership, where we just observe physicians in hospital or clinical set up. Doing observership is legal on B1/B2 visa but has not been mentioned well in any government website. I was asked to withdraw my application for entry and told to come on other visa, which is actually different and is for clerkship for medical students. For which the officer got confused as my case, in spite of trying to clarify his misunderstanding. My multiple entry visa was also canceled. And application for admission withdrawn stamped on my passport with code 212 (a) (7) (A) (i) (1). The only mistake i might have done is stayed in US for long in past 2-3 years, but never overstayed my I-94.
I have few residency training interviews left for this year, which is crucial and amount to the effort i have put for the past 3-4 years.
My questions are:
1)So can i apply for a new visitor visa?
2)Should I consult a visa consultant or immigration lawyer. Please suggest someone good in Bangalore, India.
3)Also if my visitor visa application is refused will there be any problem in few months if i am sponsored J1 or H1.
Wish you all a very Happy New Year.
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