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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentImmigration · 1 year ago

Why do countries ban people from re-entering the country after deportation?

My friend is banned for life from the UAE for supposedly committing a homosexual act, but they let him off the hook and sent him back to the US but was issued a lifetime ban from re-entering. Kind of BS considering he didn’t actually do anything and was living and working their legally.

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 year ago
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    The Gulf countries get away with a lot of stuff that most others wouldn't. But in general someone is only deported when they've refused to leave voluntarily, thus proving that they don't play well with authorities. So while they may be allowed back in on a sponsored immigration visa, they remain a high risk for any visa type that involves them eventually returning to their home country. As for your friend, yeah, the UAE and its neighbors are pretty capricious about certain things and because they have great wealth the UN is remiss to intervene. The good news is that being banned for being gay isn't going to affect his future applications to travel to countries where that's not a crime.

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  • 1 year ago

    It doesn't matter - the UAE can ban anyone they want from entering their country (similar to how a private business can ban people from entering if they don't want them there)

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  • james
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Worse than that. He best check his passport. Has he been red stamped? If so few Countries will let him in. Countries can demand you leave for any reason they wish. You are a guest there. But a red stamp bars you from entering other Countries also. He can reapply for a American passport but if redstamped it will only have 3 pages. Many Countries are starting to bar 3 page passport also. That only means you did not break the law in your Country only a other Country.

    • RICK
      Lv 7
      1 year agoReport

      What do you mean red stamp?
      Many countries use red ink for their normal entrance/exit stamps

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  • 1 year ago

    Your friend was a guest in the country.

    He did something his host did not like.

    He is not wanted back.

    He was lucky to be just deported. The crime you mention can have the death penalty.

    executions are carried out through either a firing squad, hanging, or stoning

    Upon DEPORTATION most countries DO NOT WANT YOU. As you broke the law as a guest they do not want to chance it in their country.

    You friend has ended his International travel for a long time to many countries and for some permanently. Does not matter he is a YANK. The law of UAE is what counts.

    His deportation is available to many countries Immigration visa officers in seconds by computer links designed to share this information.

    He will need to explain details each time he tries to visit many countries.they might say yes you can visit our country..

    Simple answer just like when guests visit your home you expect them to behave according to house rules.

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  • 1 year ago

    First, you were not there & do not know the whole story. Second, your opinion whether "he didn't actually do anything" is irrelevant. A country actually can deport any foreigner at any time for any reason, or simply revoke their visa, let the visa expire, etc. Some countries are more "by the book" than others, too.

    Anyone who is deported is, for whatever reason, undesirable, therefore deportees are permanently barred from reentry.

    If your friend is gay, or could be suspected of it, he never should have gone to any muslim country to begin with. It's illegal there, and persecution as well as prosecutions are vigorously pursued. It's not just a matter of "discrimination" or "intolerance" but of extreme hostility.

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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Living and working there on a visa, however certainly breacking the laws of the country and no country in the world has to allow a non citizen to remain if they break the law, they can remove them and ban them

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  • 1 year ago

    Because he supposedly misbehaved and violated the rules of ethics, perhaps even laws. So he became a persona non grata, a person who is no longer welcome. That will never change.

    Source(s): An immigrant from Europe, I live on the American Riviera and work as an attorney in Santa Barbara, California.
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  • 1 year ago

    um... because that's the whole point of deporting someone???? lol It's like say im a boss and I just told someone "you're fired." And, then let that person come back in to work again... not much sense there lol

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    not all countries are like the US where you can be free to be "homosexual" its sad that people take advantage of it here

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    He was working "their"? Are you sure he wasn't working our? Um... how exactly do you KNOW he wasn't doing whatever they said he did? I hope not "just because he said he didn't." And countries can ban non-citizens for life. Is your friend so unemployable the the ONLY job he can do is in the UAE?

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