Make Darn Sure You Have Your Papers in Order When Traveling Abroad

This harrowing tale of a permanent U.S. resident denied re-entry into the United States should give pause to allow of us.

With the INS broken into three parts and under the Department of Homeland Security, we have more vigorous enforcement with insufficient coordination — “a terribly inefficient agency on testosterone.”

This agency has the power to deport a legal resident and refuse that reident the right to return to the U.S. for five years — even when the problem is a lack of documentation caused by an INS failure to provide proper documentation, and even when the documentation that the person has worked perfectly well in the past.

Your papers, sir?

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community Milepoint.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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