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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Me applying for a greencard will jeopardize my mom's greencard ?

My mom is a greencard holder but when she was applying for her visa back then, she forgot to mention the fact that she alr has a daughter. If i want to apply for a greencard and her as my sponsor, but will it jeopardize her immigration status and her greencard might get revoked?

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Raymond Lahoud answered on Dec 11, 2021

Good question. This could impact your mother. It is best to consult with immigration counsel before any filings are made.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Washington on
Q: If I am emancipated in Brasil, will it still apply in the US.

I am not a citizen of the US but I am in the middle of my application for my green card. Just got my biometrics appointment!!

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Raymond Lahoud answered on Dec 11, 2021

Thank you for your question. More information is needed to better answer your question. You note that you had your biometrics taken. What was that for?

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: I want to make for my son in-low I130- while he exceeded 18 but when I married his father was under 18 years old

I married my husband since a year and made for him I130 ( still under approval), and now I want to make for my son in-low another I130, his son already now exceeded 18 years old but when I married he was under 18 at this time.

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Raymond Lahoud answered on Dec 11, 2021

More information is needed to better assist. Nonetheless, one important question is whether the beneficiary is a step child. If your step son was under 18 when you were married, you may have options.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Can I apply for green card only with my b1/b2 visa without I-94 form?

I’ve been living in Texas since 2017, I went to high school here with a b1/b2 visa, my last entry was in 2021 but since the border was partially closed and only essential travelers were allowed I crossed and didn’t go back to Mexico anymore, I was living in McAllen however I then moved to... Read more »

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Raymond Lahoud answered on Dec 11, 2021

A good question that needs more of an analysis. Did you get a stamp on your passport? Have you searched for an electronic I-94?

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Can daca holder who came to the age of 14 whose daca was aproved since it came out apply for green card after many years

Moved to the state in 2003

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Raymond Lahoud answered on Dec 11, 2021

It depends on whether the DACA recipient entered with a visa initially, or, if the DACA recipient left the Us and returned on Advance Parole. If that is the case, and the person is married to a US citizen, then, yes, we could likely move forward with a permanent resident process. If not, then, no... Read more »

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Q: What are the consequences for an US citizen overstaying visa in Ghana, if he doesn't have money to pay the fees?

I have an American friend that overstayed in Ghana 21 days. He had a problem with online banking login and his bank blocked his account for security reasons.He forgot his wallet with the cards in a taxi, he went to the police and the taxi driver was found but he said that he didn't see any... Read more »

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Raymond Lahoud answered on Dec 11, 2021

This looks like a scam. Please contact the local US Consulate.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: My husband has been cheating on me because of me he has a visa I have lots of evidence of it what can I do

I think he only married me to get his visa he lied and acted that he is in love with me and lied to the immigration officers what can I do

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Raymond Lahoud answered on Dec 11, 2021

Our Firm handles marriage fraud investigations to assess for potential claims of fraud and to submit detailed reports to immigration. Feel free to contact me to discuss further.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Hello - can a minor who is 13 years old , has been a permanent resident for 5 years, apply for a U.S. citizenship ?

The mother is only a permanent resident .

The mother and the sponsoring father who is a U.S. citizen, are now divorced.

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Raymond Lahoud answered on Dec 11, 2021

No.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: Case status changed from Refuse to Ready

I did my interview on November 1 and I was temporarily refused because I didn’t have my police report. The consular officer said that my case is approved but they will need the police report before the visa is issued and they kept my passport with them. I mailed in my police report and after a... Read more »

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Raymond Lahoud answered on Dec 6, 2021

That likely means the visa is ready to be issued.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Rcvd a new I797C form that has an “A” num by the beneficiary name. The original did not. Is this good news?

I submitted a I-129F K1 Fiancé petition on 04/26/2021.

I received a I-797C Receipt form dated 05/07/2021 from the California Laguna Nigel office with no instruction, no “A” number for the beneficiary, no priority date.

I requested a new Receipt form stating it was missing... Read more »

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Raymond Lahoud answered on Dec 11, 2021

No - the assignment of an A number does not indicate approval.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: i have a CRBA application pending for my baby overseas. but i have a disability low vision. read below, please help me.

i have a CRBA application pending for my baby overseas. but i have a disability low vision.

because of which i have never worked nor attended school in US, nor paid any bill or rent my family is doing it for me but the counselor is only asking for 1 of the maintioned above to prove my 5... Read more »

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Raymond Lahoud answered on Nov 25, 2021

More information is needed to better answer your question. As to evidence of you being in the country before you turned 14, that could include school records, tax filings by parents, affidavits, medical records and the like.

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Hi. Is it a must that immigration officer has to provide Form N-652 after n400 interview regardless of outcome?

I had an interview in NY office and my brain just frozen due to unexpected questions about my past marriage (through which I got green card), as that marriage was wreck, it took me 5 years to finally forget it and I couldn't answer simple questions to which I should have an answer. I passed... Read more »

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Raymond Lahoud answered on Nov 25, 2021

You need immigration counsel as soon as possible, as a finding that you have not been “lawfully admitted for permanent residence,” will lend to the possibility of removal proceedings. Please contact immigration counsel.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Colorado on
Q: My husband is trying to marry in India we are married he got a visa because we are married what can I do
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Raymond Lahoud answered on Nov 25, 2021

The US does not allow for polygamy. This is an issue and will prevent his entry into the US. You must inform immigration.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Washington on
Q: Hello, How to apply for a marriage green card? I have no idea where to start and how to fill out forms. Thank you.

I'm an asylum status in the united states, and I have an individual hearing in the immigration court on Sep 12. 2023. However, my boyfriend and I have decided to get married. I'm wondering how can I transfer my case to a marriage green card and how can I start? I really need help since we... Read more »

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Raymond Lahoud answered on Nov 25, 2021

You need an immigration attorney. The answer depends on how you first entered the United States, whether your spouse is a USC, and other inadmissibility related issues.

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4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Health Care Law for New Jersey on
Q: HIV positive Ayslum requested

Dear Sir/Madam

I came to the USA on 12 November 2020 from Freetown Sierra Leone . I have a bad news from when I was sick I went to the medical hospital they told me the I am HIV positive.

I have to tell the news back home to my friend and relatives but I could not bear what they... Read more »

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Raymond Lahoud answered on Nov 25, 2021

You certainly have a possible asylum claim. You must file no later than one year from when you entered. Since you entered on November 12th, the one year deadline for asylum could be have deemed to have passed. Also, the argument can be made that the 1 year started to tick the day you went out of... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I am a US citizen & my stepdaughter is coming into the US for her master's education.

I am a US citizen & my stepdaughter is coming into the US for her master's education. Can I file for a change of status for her to a green card while she is in the US on a student visa?

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Raymond Lahoud answered on Nov 25, 2021

A step-daughter may not qualify, depending on when the underlying marriage occurred, the date of birth of the step-child, age at the time of marriage, and age now. If the step-daughter is over 21, there may be significant wait times to be able to adjust status.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: If I was molested in my home country numerous times when I was a kid, will the U.S. let me stay here after I graduate?

I am an international student from India who has been living in states for 3+ years now. I graduated with my associates in human services and now i am pursuing my bachelors in social work. My question is that i was molested numerous times when i was a kid that was a big reason i decided to move to... Read more »

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Raymond Lahoud answered on Dec 1, 2012

You may have an asylum/withholding/cat case - even a possible humanitarian asylum case. Please contact my office asap to discuss in more detail.

-- Raymond Lahoud, New York Immigration & Deportation Attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: What does a legal resident have to do to stay outside the U.S. for more than 6 months?
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Raymond Lahoud answered on Dec 1, 2012

There is a certain form that must be completed. Please contact my office to further discuss. The process is actually, quite simple.

-- Raymond Lahoud, New York Immigration & Deportation Attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Can a person who was deported from the U.S.A return legally?

I want to find out how long does it take, to return to the u.s after being deported for an overstay of visa?

Raymond  Lahoud
Raymond Lahoud answered on Dec 1, 2012

Yes - there are ways to do this, but it requires the filing of several documents and, depending on how long the overstay was, he/she may have to show a certain hardship to secure a waiver of inadmissibility.

Please contact my office in New York City (Manhattan) to discuss.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: I got arrested in Mt. Vernon, NY in June 2012 and charged with misorderly conduct. Can I still get naturalization?
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Raymond Lahoud answered on Dec 1, 2012

Yes - it is very possible. Consult with an attorney, however, to review the conviction and get your application ready. Everything should be done correctly. Contact my office in Manhattan.

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