If I’m a refugee with a green card, is it possible to return to my original country from which I escaped from and stay there for a 2 months and then come back to the US?

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If I’m a refugee with a green card, is it possible to return to my original country from which I escaped from and stay there for a 2 months and then come back to the US?

Does that effect my citizenship? I want to return to my home country because my father is so sick and want to see him. Will I never become a citizen in US?

Asked on November 7, 2012 under Immigration Law, Georgia

Answers:

SB, Member, California / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

It is very risky to do that because if you got your green card on the basis of showing that you fear returning to your country because of persecution on one of the grounds and are, therefore, a refugee, if you return to your country willingly, it may be a ground for you to get your status revoked.  I understand that you want to see your father but just keep in mind that you would be returning at your own risk.


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