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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Immigration Law for Missouri on
Q: I want the title of ownership transferred to me but i don't have a driver license or a permanent resident status

Hi?! I have applied for asylum or withholding of removal like a week ago. there is an already registered car that my uncle want to give me.

will i be able to put my names on the car even though I don't have a licence? i should be getting the application receipt(for asylum) in like 2... Read more »

Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd
answered on Jan 27, 2020

Check with your state's DMV. Ask if they need a Social Security Number, and any other requirements. If you go in person to the DMV, wait until you have your I-589 asylum application receipt notice. (Scan the original and email it to yourself so you have it in the cloud, make a copy and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Dear Sir or Madam, I have some questions regarding the EB-2 visa with a particular focus on the exceptional ability.

As I’ve seen, the applicant has to fulfill three out of six immigration. My questions concern the following criteria:

1. official academic record showing that you have a degree from a university

2. membership in a professional association(s)

3. recognition for your... Read more »

Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd
answered on Jan 27, 2020

Your answer is incomplete on Justia but I can answer your question about the "degree" requirement for exceptional ability. The law actually states" "An official academic record showing that the alien has a degree, diploma, certificate, or similar award from a college,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Overstayed visa as a minor and departed voluntarily now wanting to return back after 5 years.

I came to the U.S. as a 15 year old on a B1/B2 visa. Due to threats to my safety my mom left me with her sister and returned back home. Later my family urged me to apply for DACA for which I was rejected. I came back to my country of origin at the age of 18 years and 11 months. It has now been more... Read more »

Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd
answered on Jan 27, 2020

Based on these facts, if appears you were subject to a 3-year bar which has since expired ... the 11 months after turning 18. You will however have to demonstrate your intention to return to your country in order to get the nonimmigrant visa. Assuming it is the J-1 visa, which is common for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Q1) Did I overstay in USA? Q2) Will there be any hurdle in my immigrant F4 visa from OPT?

Dear Immigration Lawyer.

I received my OPT in Sept/13/ 2002 and it expired in Sept /12/2003 after completing my study from Baruch College. I had been looking for a job from 2002 to 2003 but I didn't get the breakthrough.

I went back to international student office of Baruch... Read more »

Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd
answered on Jan 27, 2020

It appears to me that you did not overstay. Even if you did, it should not interfere with your permanent residence case.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for South Carolina on
Q: I spent 18 years in South Carolina prison and my green card expired. How can I get my status back. Can I married citizen

Can I married to citizen to get my documents so I can not be deported after spending 18 years in South Carolina prison for hurting a child while my green card got expired

Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd
answered on Jan 27, 2020

You will need to speak with an experienced immigration lawyer. You have a very difficult situation because of your criminal history. Good luck.

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for North Carolina on
Q: I am wanting to apply for a visa for my husband who resides in another country. I was told i need 3 years proof income

I was employed for over 15 years at the same job which i resigned in January 29,2019 to take care of a family member who got cancer which right now is in remission thanks to God! Now i am planning on going back to work. Can you tell me if i can apply for his visa and if theres a chance it will get... Read more »

Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd
answered on Jan 27, 2020

I agree with my colleagues' answers, and I would add that you can ask for the financial support of another person who is a US citizen or permanent resident, to back up your financial commitment. Be sure to discuss this with the attorney you contact.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for North Carolina on
Q: My husband is a illegal immigrant and he was convicted of Cocaine and plead guilty to drug paraphernalia what to do now?

My husband is a illegal immigrant and he was convicted of Cocaine and after hiring a criminal lawyer his final outcome was that he plead guilty to Drug Paraphernalia but now its affecting his immigration but the criminal lawyer that we hired he did not explain to my husband that if he plead guilty... Read more »

Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd
answered on Oct 14, 2019

I'm going to assume the paraphernalia charge was related to cocaine. ANY GUILTY PLEA related to ANY controlled substance, OTHER THAN a small amount of marijuana, will most likely mean your husband will be DEPORTED.

To answer your question: You need to speak to another criminal...
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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for North Carolina on
Q: Can permanent resident be deported if renewal green card is lost in the mail. Filed I-90. Still waiting.

Original card expired almost a year ago. My new card was mailed at the end of June. When it was returned I filed the I-90 form. But according to the website the processing time could be another year. With everything going on in our country I am worried about deportation while waiting for... Read more »

Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd
answered on Aug 28, 2019

Suggestions:

1) Scan your receipt notice for the I-90 and email to yourself.

2) If you have a photo or photocopy of your green card, do the same. If you don't have it, don't be too concerned -- you have the I-90.

3) Access these on your smart phone if ever...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for South Carolina on
Q: Failed sled operation and renewing green card

I failed a sled operation by selling alcohol to a minor in 2015 I was not put in jail I was only fined and attended an alcohol awareness course .I am supposed to renew my green card next year. two months ago I did receive the paperwork that my record has been expunged will I be okay when renewing... Read more »

Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd
answered on Aug 28, 2019

I'm going to assume you were convicted because you say you paid a fine -- that is, a punishment which means there had to be a guilty plea or judge's finding of guilt, that is a conviction.

Either way, with a conviction for selling alcohol to a minor -- what is termed a "crime...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for South Carolina on
Q: Hello I have questions about citizenship

I am planning to apply with my son who is 9 years old.

1 - Do I have to file two different applications ( one for him and one for myself)? with different fees?

2 - How much do I have to pay for both of us?

Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd
answered on Aug 28, 2019

Assuming you and he are both US permanent residents, then my answer is:

* You apply for naturalization (citizenship). Filing fee is $725.

* When you are approved, then your child will automatically become a US citizen.

* He will then apply for a Certificate of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: Hello i am awaiting a decision for my green card appliation, i have had the interview

What i would like to know is what can i do if it has been denied and i get deported order, i am married to a USA citizen, and i am a UK citizen

Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd
answered on Aug 28, 2019

For your peace of mind, and so you are aware of your rights, I urge you to discuss your case with an immigration lawyer, if you don't already have representation. You can share all of the details of your case in confidentiality with that lawyer. Good luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for North Carolina on
Q: Me and my fiance got married under a k1 visa but she left the us because we thought she had to wait back in her country.

She came back to her country because we thought she had to wait for her travel permit there, now im trying to bring her back im an Active duty Us Marine

Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd
answered on Aug 15, 2019

Contact www.AILA.org, American immigration lawyers Association, which has a military assistance project. You may qualify for free assistance by volunteer Immigration lawyers.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for South Carolina on
Q: I been Madrid 8 months now nd I don't get it
Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd
answered on May 31, 2019

Please be more specific, how can I help? (Si quiere, usted puede preguntarme en su idioma.)

Allen Ladd, Attorney

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Need help with my daca on elegibility category I don’t know what to put for the form I-765 can anyone help
Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd
answered on Jan 27, 2019

Should be easy. Go to uscis.gov/forms and enter I-765 and keep clicking until you get to instructions page. Or go to uscis.gov and enter search term "DACA" and keep going and you will find the I-765 category. Offhand I think it's (c)(33) by the way, but DON'T take my word for it.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for South Carolina on
Q: What would happen to the American born child of an undocumented Mexican woman if she were to be deported.

The baby's father is Puerto Rican and has abandoned them. He refuses to help obtain a passport for the child, so the mother and child can return to Mexico together.

Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd
answered on Jan 27, 2019

It sounds like they must return together, as the best option, if she were to be deported.

For now, suggest you find an immigration lawyer and arrange a consultation to find out what other rights the mother has. If, for example, the US father abused her, then she may be able to apply for...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Vermont on
Q: I have H4 visa. Got selected in H1B and got i797a approval. But ...

I have H4 visa. Got selected in H1B and got i797a approval. But my change of status (cos) is not done yet. Can i re-enter on my valid H4 visa ?

Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd
answered on Jan 27, 2019

Your better option is to apply for an H1B visa, based on the I-797A approval notice. Then, you will be able to bypass the change-of-status delay and re-enter the USA as an H1B worker.

This answer assumes you did not violate your H4 visa status prior to leaving the USA, for example...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: This related to I-539 denial for change of F1 to B1/B2 status and its affect B1/B2 visa cancillation

I submitted i-539 with excess fees (mistake) with in F1 60 day grace period; after 15 days, i recieved a rejection noticd, due to fee issue; i resubmitted with correct fee with in 2days and stayed for 2months and departed USA. after 5 months of departure, i got denial with out prejudice for further... Read more »

Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd
answered on Jan 27, 2019

I don't believe the USCIS action has any effect on your B1B2 visa ... but you will have to answer questions on arrival, clearing US immigration about the delay. You should be OK if you can convince them that, despite the short overstay period, you have no intention of overstaying this time.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Tax Law for Maryland on
Q: I got my green card in 2012 but didn't move to the US until 2015. Do I owe taxes for 2012-2014?
Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd
answered on Jan 27, 2019

As a green card holder, you are required to report all WORLDWIDE income. I agree with my colleague attorney Mulder, that you will need to consult with a tax specialist or accountant, about what this all means in your particular case.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: my girlfriend is ready to fly to Orlando area from Athens Greece with her minor children, to get married and live here

legally, with me an American citizen. Shes ready to fly here and get married. Is this ok with Uscis?

Following the immediate marriage, I will apply to Uscis for their legal residency

Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd
answered on Jan 27, 2019

Sorry, but ... No, not OK. Improper, and considered IMMIGRATION FRAUD. Could result in many problems. STOP.

Much better to take this, step-by-step:

1. You go to Greece and marry your Greek fiancee.

2. You file I-130 family petitions for her, and for each of her...
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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: If I marry my girlfriend in the USA what happens next how can I get a visa to stay with her

My girlfriend is a American citizen born and bred USA I’m from England.

Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd
answered on Jan 27, 2019

Yes, wherever you are, see an immigration lawyer.

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