Would there be any reason for an individual applying for US citizenship not be allowed to travel between states?(Cali to Az?)

Asked about 1 year ago - Bloomfield Hills, MI

Just curious.... an individual claimed he couldn't travel from California to Arizona due to his citizenship. I was wandering if that is a false statement or if true, what types of reasons would make this travel impossible?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . No problem if he is a permanent resident of the US.

    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Alena Shautsova

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    Answered . There is no reason, if the individual complied with the physical presence requirements (3 months of residence in the district before application). Again, it does not apply for a short time travel. If the person is not "legal" here, than there is a reason...

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  3. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . Most likely because the individual in question is an undocumented foreign national and is fearful of the frequent border patrol checkpoints on the way from CA to AZ.

    If he does travel and is unable to produce valid documents showing he has the right to be in the US, he will be undoubtedly taken into custody and placed in removal proceedings.

    If, on the other hand, he is a permanent resident of the US with a green card, he or she has nothing to fear.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  4. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina

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    Answered . Maybe this person is undocumented and is fearful of Arizona's public stance regarding undocumented immigrants.

    Samuel Ouya Maina, Esq. 415.391.6612 s.ouya@mainalaw.com Law Offices of S. Ouya Maina, PC 332 Pine Street,... more
  5. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . Applying for citizenship? No.
    Applying for permanent residence? Perhaps.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  6. Marc Aaron Asch

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    Answered . Assuming he is a legal permanent resident with a pending application to become a US citizen, he may not want to be away from his mailbox for an extended period of time because he might miss notices from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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