On my 3rd visit to the US this June, I went to a second screening and the immigration officer asked a lot of questions.

My 1st trip was last January for only 1 week: my 2nd trip in March was for 2 weeks, and my most recent and 3rd trip was in June for 13 days. They had the same entry point, Las Vegas.

I'm worried because I will be coming back for Thanskgiving and I forgot the answers that I told him. I said some nonsense stuff like I want to blog but I haven't started it yet and he asked me deeper nonsense things and he was typing on the computer while asking me. Do you think after 5 months when I visit again the United states, particularly Las Vegas, the officer will ask me about the questions from last time?

im getting paranoid about the blogging thing because i realized now that its like working but truthfully i havent started it yet or have a video of my self in the us. only pictures. will it be a problem on my next entry? i mean when they ask me questions again? and if for thanksgiving sounds like is for family, what can i tell them? im really visiting my friend's home for thanksgiving

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    The location probably does not matter. The notes from your prior interviews will be in a database that will be available to your interviewer at any port of entry. Can you clarify the sort of questions they asked? Were your answers accurate? Jul 9, 2019 at 9:50
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    This is the reason you should always tell the truth.
    – Willeke
    Jul 9, 2019 at 10:06
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    I would sit down and spend some time trying to recall what you might have said, especially anything that could have indicated an intention to work (‘I want to blog’, for example). Then get your story straight for your next visit - the truth about your ties to home, reason for your visit this time etc.
    – Traveller
    Jul 9, 2019 at 10:12
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    What were your reasons for visiting the US? Going "for Thanksgiving" sounds like you were visiting family. Jul 9, 2019 at 13:21
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    This is also why you should keep all answers short and sweet. Why are you traveling? "Vacation" is all you need to say, if that's the truth.
    – user77454
    Jul 9, 2019 at 22:37

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You have made life very hard for yourself by lying.

As @Willeke says this is one of the reasons we always advise people to tell the truth (apart from the very bad consequences of being caught in a lie).

it is likely that the officer in your next visit has a record of your answers from the previous visits, and somewhat likely that he will ask you one or two questions based on them. So you should do two things:

  1. Do your best to recall what you said last time and be consistent.
  2. From now on always tell the truth to border officials.

The second is the most important.

  • I'd add 1.a. To the extent possible, make what you said you were going to be doing happen, or have thought out the reasons why you didn't do what you said you had intended to do (people do change their plans over time, so such does happen).
    – Makyen
    Jul 9, 2019 at 22:48

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