I went to Italy for a year and a half. I had a good reason to stay so long but I can't stay here anymore. My husband is in the US. He's a citizen.
Can I go back with an expired visa? Should I chance it? Do they really know if I've been away for over a year? Is it just a NTA and I can still get in? Or should I get an ESTA to get back in to see my husband? As a LPR can I even get an ESTA? I'm getting a ticket at the end of this month. I've been a resident since 1970s. Anyone actually work at the CBP that knows the protocol?