Seal a CSPO & CPO Protection Order

Under the Trump administration, it has become harder for people to enter the United States.   This policy change has begun to affect people who are accused of civil stalking, or similar civil offenses.  This post also applies to CPO s or Civil Protection Orders from a Domestic Realions court.  The normal reasons orders are granted are "stalking" (following someone)  or else "engaging in a pattern of conduct intended to cause mental distress" to the other person.  Then an alleged victim petitions the court for a Civil Stalking Protection Order ( CSPO ).  If a CSPO is granted, the information is entered into a Federal database, the National Crime Information Center" or NCIC.  Even when a protection order is eventually denied, records are maintained in NCIC databases.

I have heard about cases in which students and other persons with United States visas, are detained or denied entry to the United States.   It is due in part to the Trump administration, but also due to people abusing the original intent of these types of orders.  Cases are filed "neighbor vs neighbor" or even roommate vs. roommate.   Imagine being ordered to leave your own apartment while you are legally studying college in the United States. 

Therefore it is extra important for foreigners who are accused in a CSPO to vigorously defend him or herself.   If the CSPO protection order is denied, or expired more than 6 months, foreign citizens should hire an attorney to seek the removal of the data from NCIC so that they are not denied entry to the Untied States.

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