Undocumented immigrant flying domestically

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Hello, I'm planning to fly from LA to Chicago soon. I wanted to know if undocumented immigrants are permitted to fly domestically? I have my country's passport and I have a approved I - 130 petition and now waiting for my visa number (GC Spouse). I wanted to know if this is too risky and would it jeopardize my case.

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  1. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . If you have a valid passport you should be okay.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been handling criminal defense and personal injury cases for... more
  2. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . No, flying domestically will not be too risky in your situation if you have a valid national passport with a current photo that you can use to cross the TSA security lines. (There is absolutely no need to show your I-130 receipt, etc.,as first of all that does not establish your legal right to be present in the US and second TSA personnel does not understand (or care) what an I-130 is.

    Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be construed as legal advice, given that... more
  3. Jennifer Heewon Ahn

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    Answered . You should not a have a problem flying with your passport.

    Attorney Jennifer Ahn's answer is to provide general information only, and should not be construed as legal advice... more

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