Am wanting to go on a cruise with my family, when i was 18 -20 i had some legal trouble dui, under the influence of drug, shoplifting, am 35 now i have never went outside of usa am scared my resident and passport are up to date am concern that if i travel ill get a immigration hold for past criminal background
You will be subject to the grounds of inadmissibility if you travel on your cruise. Upon attempting to re-enter the U.S. you could be stopped at the port of entry and placed in removal proceedings and you may be seen as an arriving alien, even if you are right now a lawful permanent resident.
If you see an attorney he or she likely will advise you unfortunately not to travel outside the U.S. If you want further advice and counsel, seek consultation with an excellent attorney and please do so before you travel.
If you want to figure out how to remedy the situation an immigration attorney may be able to assist you with either applying for naturalization, if appropriate, or trying to get the convictions vacated for immigration purposes but this may not be possible,
you should schedule an appointment with an immigration attorney as soon as possible. You may have issues upon return to the United States. Further, you may have issues, even if you do not depart the United States based on the limited information you have provided.
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