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15 December 2011 @ 04:10 pm
 
So, there has been a problem.

Some of you may have heard me, in the past, expressing anxiety about my complicated immigration status in the US. It turns out I was right. In essence, I can't go back to the US as a permanent resident because my re-entry permit is expired, and I can't just go as an Irish citizen because I'm still a permanent resident. In order to go, I need to renounce my permanent residency, which is fine, but will take X days, and as you know I was supposed to be flying on Monday.

It now appears likely that I am going to miss some or all of my trip to the United States for Christmas. I may just be late going out, or I may not be able to go at all. I hope it's the former, but you never know. This is entirely my fault. I should have sorted out my immigration status months ago -- then I would have been able to travel with no difficulty. So this is all my fault.

I apologise to everyone I'll be missing or letting down through my mistake. If I *am* stuck here over the holidays, I might be a bit grumpy and I apologise for that.
 
 
 
sl4irlsl4irl on December 15th, 2011 04:17 pm (UTC)
Oh no! What a headache. :(
the Pie Lord: rik (london irish)riksowden on December 15th, 2011 05:19 pm (UTC)
Bugger.

If you find yourself at a loose end I'm sure you'll be welcome down in Oxford - it's a case of more the merrier generally!

Hope it's solved in time to fly though.
Jon Leawhollyrandom on December 15th, 2011 05:44 pm (UTC)
Damn, I'm sorry to hear that.
lemurlinglemurling on December 15th, 2011 05:52 pm (UTC)
That really sucks, and I will be so sorry to miss seeing you! I hope that things go really fast and you can still make it out here for some of the time. *hugs*
Jamesjholloway on December 15th, 2011 06:02 pm (UTC)
I hope so too. Unfortunately, I just won't know what my options are until I hear more from USCIS, so I kind of have to just ... wait and see.
JenMbadgersandjam on December 15th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
*hugs you up smart*
frothy_bunnyfrothy_bunny on December 15th, 2011 07:26 pm (UTC)
**hugs**

I hope you get out there, but if not I can offer a Christmas space at mine, and I'm sure its not the last offer your will get, though we all hope you get to go home