Confiscated Passport – looking for information

This is a call for information to all members or visitors at FightAWA.org. from Allan Lolly, of Lolly and Assoc. in California. Please see the email form Allan shown below:

 

There is an SORL member who put me in contact with an Indonesian attorney because the word was there is no waiver protocol for a bar to visit Indonesia. I questioned the Indonesian attorney regarding a possible bar waiver and he said he was told by an Indonesian immigration officer that U.S. residents on a SORL are prevented from visiting Indonesia at the request of the U.S. government. I responded that there may be a U.S. constitutional infirmity in preventing all travel to certain countries by U.S. citizens. We’ve eventually speculated that USCIS and ICE liaison in other countries may be giving direction, informally or formally, to foreign governments to bar U.S. residents. Perhaps the U.S. consulates may have a liaison.

Have you heard of anything along these lines from SORL members? It’s acceptable if a foreign government bars, but it should not be at the direction of the U.S. government.

Additionally, he writes:

I believe this tactic may be illegal. It’s a bit different than what I am hearing out of Indonesia. As I understand it, in Indonesia the USCIS and AngleWatch are giving training courses to border agents in other countries and are instructing them as part of training to deny entry for anyone on a sex offender list or perhaps also who has a ML stamp. Things are unclear. It’s one thing to make a recommendation, but quite another to instruct another country not to allow entry by a U.S. citizen. We are all U.S. citizens, and one citizen should not have the right to dictate travel abroad by another citizen. This should not be a U.S. government prerogative since the issue does not involve U.S. government jurisdiction.

 

If you or anyone you know has any further information about this issue specific to Indonesia, please email Fightawa.org. We are working to try to resolve this issue for any and all who are now affected, or may be affected in the future.

 

Thank you,

Darrin

Fightawa.org

 

4 Comments:

  1. In my case, I wanted to visit Taiwan to meet my girlfriend’s family. I was not even allowed to board the plane. When I contacted the Taiwanese “embassy” (TECRO) they contacted somebody from the Taiwanese government and they told me that “The US government instructed them not to let me into the country.”

    • Please write to Paul Rigney with registranttag.org at rigneyp@registranttag.org about this situation. This is more IML (International Travel) than AWA. He will be better able to help than FightAWA.org. Thank you, though, for visiting our site. These kinds of things have affected many of us here, including myself. Do not give up. Keep the fight.

      Darrin

      • you know US had me blacklisted from Philippines sending false information to bureau of immigration that I was RSO but the fact is I NOT! I HAD TO PROVE TO THE IMMIGRATION THAT US LIED
        after I started sending emails to Eric Holder of what the government did I got a call ob a Sunday nite from the Philippines telling me I can come back

        • Is this a recent event and you were emailing Eric Holder, no longer in charge of the DOJ? Or, is this merely relating a story from the past when Eric Holder was part of the Obama admin?

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