Planning on traveling abroad?
If you are living in the United States and are not a U.S. citizen and are planning on traveling abroad, you should make sure that you will be allowed back into the United States when you want to return. With the recent tightening of immigration laws and further changes to come, it is vitally important that you are certain there is nothing that could prevent you from being allowed back in. Old arrests, convictions and even financial difficulties might serve as the basis for immigration officials to deny your re-entry to the U.S. Depending on how long you have resided in the U.S. and your legal status you might be at more or less risk. Another factor would be what country you are a citizen of and what country you are planning on visiting, as well as why. In addition, the length of your trip might have consequences for your re-entry.
This is why you should consult with an attorney who is well versed in such matters who will know what questions to ask you. The answers to these questions and how any issues are resolved before you travel could mean the difference between your safe return to the U.S. or being stuck wherever you are. It is infinitely easier to fix a problem before you have left than to overcome an objection by immigration officials while you are being denied re-entry.
If you and/or your family are planning on traveling outside of the U.S. and are not U.S. citizens, please do yourself a favor and contact my office to discuss your plans and any problems that might arise.
Call the Alonso Law Office at 201-478-6353