I am a Canadian citizen.
My father was diagnosed with cancer in October and has been receiving treatment in the US UU Since then.
So, I've been going to the United States since October. I was there in October for 10 days, November for 10 days and December for 30 days
This time, when I entered through New York, they asked me some questions: why I was here, I gave them the reason. I did not have the documentation printed on me, but I had everything on my phone, which I showed to the customs officer.
My sister also lives in the city, however, my father is not living with her and with two small children it is impossible for her to take care of him.
He proceeded to ask me in which hospital my father was and who paid for the treatment. I gave him the name of the hospital and told him that my father is paying for it himself.
The officer told me that he does not care if my father is sick, that I am not a doctor and that I do not need to be in the US. UU That I should go back and be with my children.
My children had come with me to the United States in October and December, what I told the officer. to which he said that they had had school vacations so that I could take them with me, and he ignored the latter and said that I am taking my children out of school to bring them here.
She said that my sister is enough and that she did not care if my sister has two small children and can not take care of him full time.
Then he proceeded to tell me that this time I can only be in the US. UU (I told him I was booked to leave in a week and he would do it), and then proceeded to tell me that there is a ban on me from coming for 3 months.
He did not take me to a separate room or anything, and he just told me to leave, since there was a group of other people in the line.
The problem is that: all the members of my family take turns taking care of him and I must return for 10 days in March. Also, with this type of illness there is a lot of uncertainty and you may have to return for any emergency.
I have very strong links with my country of origin (Middle East), in addition to my own work, my husband has a very secure job (he is a senior official of his company), I have two children in my country of origin who are registered in School and ability to pay for my trips to the United States. I also attended college in the US UU Both for my degree and for my graduation.
I have no convictions, clean record etc.
Nor have I stayed more than 6 months in a 12 month period, which is the limit applied to Canadian citizens.
I checked my i-94 online and the departure date indicated that there is no 2 weeks later but 6 months after my check-in date, and there is no note stating that there is a travel ban for 3 months. There is no mention in my passport indicating the departure date and the temporary travel ban of 3 months. As mentioned above, I am not concerned about the restriction of the departure date for this trip, but I am extremely concerned about the 3 month ban.
I'm not sure what I should do now. Is there any way to appeal this?
Can I apply for a visa so everything is filed?
Please help! I'm just sure what to do 🙁