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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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Hello,

My spouse has a friend whose brother-in-law is in the process of becoming a U.S. citizen and was told that he has to leave the United States for two years. Is this part of the process or there is possible some other issues involved? The citizenship applicant is from Mexico and they have 2 beautiful kids and the process of a member of the family who is also the bread winner of the family leaving for 2 years is hard on the kids.

Any explanation or clarification on this will be appreciated. Thank you.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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This this friend's aunt's, mother's friend's brother's whatever...is he already an LPR?

And who told him he has to leave?

Good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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More information is needed, what exactly did they say at the interview?

Good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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sounds like he entered the US illegally and that might be a reason why he would have to leave and come back. Without further information it is hard to provide you with more help in this matter.

What else can you tell us about his case? :unsure:

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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If he leaves for 2 years, his "residency clock" will re-set and he'd need to wait several years once back to apply for citizenship again. So this is bad advice. I am thinking either he missunderstood something (how good is his English? Maybe they said he had to wait another 2 years because of an absence from the US previously?), or there is a problem with his greencard- does he have any criminal convictions or other problems? When did he get his greencard and how?


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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If he leaves for 2 years, his "residency clock" will re-set and he'd need to wait several years once back to apply for citizenship again. So this is bad advice. I am thinking either he missunderstood something (how good is his English? Maybe they said he had to wait another 2 years because of an absence from the US previously?), or there is a problem with his greencard- does he have any criminal convictions or other problems? When did he get his greencard and how?

Plus the fact that they'll abandon their Green Card status when they leave for a duration like that and have to start the entire process from the beginning if they ever want back in. To do this they must be a US citizen first, then move. Not before.

Unless a re-entry permit is granted and that is only for specific jobs, then pretty much anything over a year is an automatic forfeit of residency status. Meaning the Green Card was voluntary abandoned by the person.

The IO told him to leave? Sounds more like a deportation ruling if anything because as mentioned he was illegal. Doesn't matter if the kids are beautiful or ugly, if he was illegal, then this is the repercussion. However, as stated he is a permanent resident, so that would not make him an illegal. So something isn't adding up at all here and you really need to get more information about this. IO's just don't tell people they have to leave the country like that. Of course things do get lost when the "friend of a friend of a friend" story comes out...

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I'm just a wanderer in the desert winds...

Timeline

1997

Oct - Job offer in US

Nov - Received my TN-1 to be authorized to work in the US

Nov - Moved to US

1998-2001

Recieved 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th TN

2002

May - Met future wife at arts fest

Nov - Recieved 6th TN

2003

Nov - Recieved 7th TN

Jul - Our Wedding

Aug - Filed for AOS

Sep - Recieved EAD

Sep - Recieved Advanced Parole

2004

Jan - Interview, accepted for Green Card

Feb - Green Card Arrived in mail

2005

Oct - I-751 sent off

2006

Jan - 10 year Green Card accepted

Mar - 10 year Green Card arrived

Oct - Filed N-400 for Naturalization

Nov - Biometrics done

Nov - Just recieved Naturalization Interview date for Jan.

2007

Jan - Naturalization Interview Completed

Feb - Oath Letter recieved

Feb - Oath Ceremony

Feb 21 - Finally a US CITIZEN (yay)

THE END

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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sounds like he entered the US illegally and that might be a reason why he would have to leave and come back. Without further information it is hard to provide you with more help in this matter.

What else can you tell us about his case? :unsure:

not possible, the OP says he is an LPR.


YMMV

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Call me paranoid, but my 6th sense tells me that the I.O. is referring to a person seeking residence, not citizenship.


There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Columbus Day 1915

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Lol. Yes already a permanent resident. He was told he has go back when he went for his interview.

By "already a permanent resident" you do mean that he has a Greencard already, right? That answer could meant that he just lives in the US.

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