Asked in Immigration Law for Indiana

Q: I have an urgent US immigration question.

I am a lawful permanent resident of the USA (green card holder) married to a US citizen. My husband is in America but I left America in October 2019 to visit family in the UK. I know that as an LPR I should not really have stayed out of the USA for over a year but due to covid and my own personal health issues, I have stayed out of the USA for 13 months. I am desperate to return to the USA immediately to reunite with my husband and go to my home. I have been advised by some lawyers that I have a good case for being allow to enter the USA and that I should just get on a flight, go back to the USA and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) will hopefully let me in without an issue but IF CBP questions me I can show evidence of my ties to the USA and explain my situation and hopefully they will allow me to enter. My ties to the USA include: I am married to a US citizen, I filed taxes this year in the USA and I have a joint bank account with my husband in the USA. Can I talk with a lawyer please.

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Amanda B Cook
Amanda B Cook
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Montgomery, AL

A: I agree with the lawyers who've told you to get on the plane.

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