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 Title

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


Case Number

1:16-cv-23047

Court

Florida Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Immigration Actions

Judge

Marcia G. Cooke

Date Filed

July 14, 2016

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