SEO entrepeneur Mike Dammann has been noticeable by his absense from the online world this month and apparantly his USA residency papers were not what they should have been [source1] [source2].
Now the first rules of illegal immigrants are
- keep a low profile
- don’t leave the country and try to get back in
Breaking #1 never hurt, I guess the immigration people don’t Google the names of overstayers and he’d been up to Canada etc so no doubt thought a wee trip to Mexico wouldn’t hurt. The USA is a mighty big place though. I would have thought that once you were in you would never run out of new places to visit.
Now, I’m not a USA citizen, resident or anything like that… but how about those who are starting up a media campaign to
Surely if bloggers, webmasters and fellow SEOs the country over jumped up and down hard enough they may apply a little clemency?
Apparantly we can write to him at
P.O. Box 439049
San Diego, CA. 92143
Name: Mike Dammann
I can’t even get my wife US citizenship so while this is a noble campaign, I do have my doubts that it will succeeed.
I agree with James on this one.
Obtaining legal citizenship or clemency in the U.S. has become much more difficult, especially after 9/11 – I know people who have been waiting (legally) for 5+ years for their citizenship papers.
It is my sincerest hope, however, that Mike is alright and will continue to be alright through this entire ordeal.
Do a background check, people.