I went to a visa interview 6 years ago and was asked if I was pregnant. Due to pressure from such questions, I said no. Then later said I was not sure. The consular recorded the No answer and gave me a visa. On arriving the US, immigration officers asked for my docs and noticed I had been pregnant before the interview. By this time I was 36 weeks pregnant. I went through several questioning and intimidation and as a first time pregnant woman who was a first time in the US I had to just agree and say yes I knew I was pregnant so I can just be let to go home as no one cares for my condition. They gave me a 5 yr ban from us entry.
Now it's 6 yrs. I have 2 kids and my husband works most of the time in US and has been travelling without us for the past 5 yrs. This distance is affecting the family. I applied for a new visa and the consular says my previous ban which has exceeded the given 5 years is still on. He refused me and my kids visa. I really feel bad about this. I work in a major oil and gas firm as an engineer. This denial is really hard on my family. I was told 5 years and we managed through the 5 yrs to stay without my husband. It's the 6th year. Why am I being denied and treated like this? However the consular said I can reapply but would have to convince the next consular. What can I do? Please advice me. I'm so pain and feel useless right now.
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My intention is just to be able to visit US with our kids and return for now. My husband travels bimonthly to the US for work. I really don't know any immigration lawyer that can help.