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Letter to the Editor: Stolen-documents case update

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On Aug. 14, TYT published an article on the unfortunate case of Nick Lei Guo, a U.S. green card holder whose documents and credit cards were stolen in Playa del Carmen. Here is his followup letter on his case, with his suggestion about what you should do if faced with a similar situation….

Dear Editor,

       Thank you so much for writing and publishing the article about my incident in Playa Del Carmen. I’ve printed it out and will bring the article with me when I return.
       Right now all of the credits cards that I took to Mexico and lost are frozen. The thieves were trying to use my credits for several transactions totaled above $11,000 USD… Fortunately the credit companies will not make me liable to those fraudulent transactions.
       Just to share and for your future readers’ benefits, the lady at the Consular Agency in Cancun gave me four options, which you can also find here at:
       The first option sounds the best for me. If it works, American Airlines, my returning carrier, needs to contact the Regional Carrier Liaison Group in Miami and get permission to board without an entry document. The CBP and DHS will surely examine my case in Miami when I enter the border. Then I’ll go back home in Wisconsin and start the process for apply for the replacement green card.

If permission is not granted at the Cancun airport, I’ll likely take the second option from the above website. In that case, I’ll have to fly from Cancun to another Mexican city that’s close to the U.S. border. Tijuana, for example, may be my next destination. And then from there I’ll enter the U.S. border. The CBP and DHS will closely examine my case at that point. If you know any other choices than Tijuana, please let me know.
        All the other two choices than the above ones would be much more tedious and expensive. Hopefully I won’t need to consider them.
        In any case, I’ll keep you posted and thanks again for your kind and prompt responses.

Nick Lei Guo

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics

University of Wisconsin – Whitewater

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