Is US Immigration empowered to prevent a US passport holder from entering the country?
- Rona LachatLv 74 weeks agoFavourite answer
A CITIZEN can enter their own country.
At the Port of Entry after formal admission into the country the Passport holder could be arrested and held by many different police agencies BEFORE they are allowed out of the Port of Entry controlled space.
A CITIZEN does not NEED a passport to enter but it is an easy way to prove your citizenship. Border officials have other ways to confirm citizenship in case a citizen loses their passport while away. Consulates might have issued for example an emergency travel document for the purpose of getting this person back to the USA.
Leaving the Port of Entry a free person or one in custody is a separate issue from not having or having a passport.
- Brother HesekielLv 74 weeks ago
Not really. If he lost his passport on the flight, he may be detained 'til his identity has been established. But once that has happened, he is being admitted into the country.
- ibu guruLv 74 weeks ago
No country can bar its citizens from returning to their own country. Of course, they must have their currently valid passports, proof of citizenship, to enter.
- Pearl LLv 74 weeks ago
i would think they are
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- ToastLv 74 weeks ago
Yes, they do have that power.