There are some things I would never test.
— Whether the rope bridge across the gorge could hold me.
— Whether that snake was was harmless.
Or whether I could get my extension Au Pair back into the US after taking her with us on an international trip.
With Federal Agents inspecting documents of passengers deplaning in LA after just flying across the USA , even travel, with documents, that’s perfectly legal seems a little too risky.
In our current situation, with heightened attention (and animosity) towards non-citizens, and with Federal Agents both unclear about what to do and going overboard doing things they aren’t authorized to do (like unnecessarily detaining Mem Fox!) I’d recommend leaving your Au Pair in the U.S. of A. until you and s/he are sure they are ready to go.
Traveling Host Mom writes to check if there is any “updated” information about traveling abroad with an extension Au Pair:
I was wondering from the community if anyone has ever taken their Au Pair out of the country during the au pair’s 2nd year?
Here’s the specific situation:
We would like to travel to Mexico for spring break and take our Au pair with us, but since she’s in her extension year, her visa is expired. Although she does have the valid DS2019 extension form, I’m not sure that will be sufficient for her to gain admittance back into the US.
We have reached out to our agency (APIA) who only provided us a link to a page on their website — not helpful. The agency representative in my au pair’s home country (Brazil) advised her not to leave the US at all during her 2nd year.
Has anyone been through this RECENTLY i.e., in 2017?
Thank you in advance for your advice!