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Unfortunately, that's probably not going to happen. Please do not shoot the messenger. I am not responsible for the broken and unfair system of laws we have in the U.S. I assume that you did not have a Re-Entry Permit before you left the U.S.?
Did you have some URGENT reason, like Cancer or some other harsh medical reason or something like that for being outside of the U.S. for more than 1 year? Was your stay over 1 year reasonable due to the circumstances?
And how did you obtain your Residency originally?
hi - and of course no worries i'm paying for impartial advice :) actually it was july 2011 that i flew out, not at all intending to stay longer than a year.
i didn't get a re-entry permit because i never intended for a second to be gone so long!
i got my greencard originally with a fortune 500 company, worked for them for 6 years and it took about 4 years to get my greencard finally approved in 2004.
by "that's not likely to happen" you mean i'm not likely to be approved a returning visa? or i'm likely to be detained at LAX?
it's ok! i appreciate your efforts although i have found all this information online previously.
as i said it was 2011 july so it's actually under 2 years as of today, do you think it's worth trying to show tax filings and evidence of property and talk about the financial hardships.. or is that not enough? also my dad was diagnosed with dementia so that also added to the need to be around, but all the time I never turned my back on the intention to return to the US as soon as possible...
thanks for your advice, it's much appreciated and it's ok if it's bad news :)
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