Travel to US while being convicted
US Consulate General Curaçao
I read about a short visit from former Curaçao Prime Minister Mr. Gerrit Schotte to Miami, last week.
I ﬁnd this strange, as Mr. Gerrit Schotte (whose house was raìded again by the police recently, in search of proof of bribery) has been convicted to three years in jaìl for, among others, money laundering, corruption and bribery.
Each time I ﬂy to Miami, I am forced to ﬁll out an Esta form inquiring after any convictions I may have. It has always been my belief that I would not be allowed to enter the US if I would have and conﬁrm such conviction.
For this reason, I would like to inquire with you whether my belief is correct. If my belief is correct, could you please explaìn how it is possible that Mr. Gerrit Schotte could enter the US while being convicted to a three years’ jaìl sentence?
Would it be possible that he mislead the US authorities, e.g. by travelling on an old, not up to date Esta? Would you then be able to inform the US Immigration of another fraud committed by Mr. Gerrit Schotte?
I am looking forward to your early reply.
Thanks in advance, Best regards,