Michael

  • I decided on Christmas day that enough was enough. Even though in my state it’s not bad, it’s only going to get worse. I am tired of looking over my shoulder; not being able to RV without setting myself to a […]

    • We, here at JFNF, wish you the very best of luck on your journey to a life free from oppression. It won’t be easy, naturally, but we are here to help make it as seamless a transition as possible for all folks affected by the demonizing legislation of the American SO registry. Thank for your kind words about us on this side and, as always, feel free to reach out!

    • Ric,
      You can send a message to River on this website, just look under contact and there is a drop-down menu. I plan on leaving by the end of June at the latest. Getting rid of everything is going rather slow but making progress. Let me know if you have questions and if I cant answer I will get the boss too!
      Michael

    • Good evening Bill,
      I looked into this as well, since I will be receiving my V.A. Benefits and will be moving in the next couple of yrs.
      You are eligible to receive all benefits you are entitled to, no matter where you live. The government will send them to the bank of your choosing. The only way those benefits can be interrupted is if you denounce your U.S. citizenship.
      Since Germany now allows dual citizenship, that is no longer an issue.
      Hope this helped you.

      Regards,

      Christian Seitz

    • I am leaning towards Spain. I enjoy the Med’s warm weather. I too have anxiety about this decision, and every day I have my doubts about my ability to follow through. Procrastination and all. But I am close to being off the registry ( 2.5 yrs ) , and am not just looking at getting away from the registry, but the corrosive environment that has come to define the U.S. in general. We have all seen the hypocrisy in the communities we live in. I for one am so turned off by the whole double standard. I have travelled around the world, and have found most of the countries I visited to be welcoming and non judgmental. Where ever I decide to hang my hat, I know I will be happier than I am now.

    • good luck . keep us all posted. im guessing most of us are just selling everything and buying a ticket to germany and starting over. we can buy a apartment building at this point lol

    • Now that would work, I will try and keep all advised. Home is where you lay your hat!

    • loki replied 2 years ago

      the registry is very new to me. Although my charge and debt to society have been paid a decade ago. i too wish to leave here. but i do have children and a wife that adore me. if i had known a decade later that my plea would be null and void, although i never violated any terms and regained all of my civil rights, i would never have made the decision to start a family. i love them dearly and they love me as well. my wife knew of my past when we got together. but the registry was not a concern. because my charge was not a registerable offense. Until 2021, then it became one. I am torn on what to do. If i stay it is only a matter of time until all of my success made in the past 10 years is ripped away. Even people who know you and who you are, will treat you different. So far no one in my daily circle has found out that i now have to register except for my immediate family. But, i know one day that will change. i dont want to end up like so many others that have taken their life over the coonstant torment. As well as i dont even get any credit for the decade towards my time for removal.

    • Lylli replied 2 years ago

      Loki – I am not sure why my responses don’t seem to come through? We are in a similar situation here in California. Never been posted online, new law in 2021, and now my boyfriend is listed publicly for the first time. How can that be in the interest of public safety since they did not seem to care the lat 10 years. What a bunch of BS.

      • Hi Lylli,
        I am in the same boat as your boyfriend. 15 years and now I am public. I have an impressive post release story with college degrees, certificate of rehabilitation and even a Senator’s letter requesting I be pardon and it hasn’t amounted to much. I am tier 3, even though none of my crimes were considered force or violence and none of them are strikable. It is a joke what is going on here in California.