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Cuban National Who Visited Canada Can’t Duck Re-Entry Bar

Law360, New York (December 1, 2016, 6:34 PM EST) -- A Cuban citizen is not exempt from a 10-year re-entry bar after his humanitarian parole period lapsed and he drove across the Canadian border on a day trip, a Florida federal court said Wednesday.

Arnaldo Ravelo may not use his nationality to escape the decadelong bar and may not argue that the Canada trip didn’t count as a “departure,” the court said in the opinion, noting that he didn’t have a pending adjustment application when he left.

“The admissibility of a person seeking re-entry to the...
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Case Information

Case Title

Ravelo v. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) et al

Case Number



Florida Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Immigration Actions


Marcia G. Cooke

Date Filed

July 14, 2016

Government Agencies

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