Phoenix, AZ asked in Immigration Law for New York

Q: Secondary inspection at the airport everytime I travel international (US Immigration) need them to change their records

Im a United States permanent resident since 2000. 22 years and zero criminal records. Good person, government employee as well. Well, everytime I travel international and return at the airport US immigration sends me to secondary inspection. Funny thing is that they don't ask me anything but make me wait like 15 minutes. Last time I asked what is the issue why am I always send to secondary? She said that the system is trigger because of your 1996 issue. So they need to check I have nothing new. Well in 1996 before I became a resident I was a tourist amd overstayed 3 months. I was not deported but voluntary departure. I was in custody because I ran so they had to chased me but aside from that Thats it. When I became a resident they brought it up in my interview and we even laugh about my immaturity back then I was 18. Anways I heard there are ways to have them correct their system. I dont want to be stopped everytime I travel international flights

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Monica E Rottermann
Monica E Rottermann
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Santa Ana, CA

A: You can try submitting an inquiry with DHS Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP):

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