Allen, TX asked in Immigration Law for Texas

Q: Master Hearing in Removal Proceedings

I have been going to immigration court for about 2 years and my case has been further postponed for another 2 years for a master Hearing on marriage fraud. It is a Master Hearing in Removal Proceedings. I currently hold a 10 year green card. My question is, can i travel out of the country without encountering problems at the airport, trying to come back in?

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Jered Dobbs
Jered Dobbs
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Strictly speaking, you are a permanent resident all the way up until an immigration judge revokes your green card and orders you removed, so in theory you could still travel. However, I would say travel is very high risk under the circumstances, as you could risk detention upon reentry, amongst other things. My general recommendation is that permanent residents in removal proceedings stay put.

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