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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: I married a Brazilian who came here legally but now his visa is expired,can he stay here legally

He wants to get a social security number to work

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Jul 23, 2022

A United States citizen can sponsor a foreign national spouse who entered the US with permission, despite that the spouse has overstayed his visa. You need to file an immigration case adjustment of status case after you marry.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: I need to bring my boyfriend from the dominican Republic to get married in the USA what I need to do thank you
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Jul 23, 2022

You can file a fiancé visa petition, and once approved he can enter the United States, but must marry within 90 days of arrival. After marriage, you can sponsor him for his green card through the adjustment of status process.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for District of Columbia on
Q: I got married to a uscitizen im undocumented we are on a same sex marriage, how much would process for green card

Can I only do the process thru a lawyer

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Jul 21, 2022

If you entered the USA with a visa, then you can adjust status after marriage to a US citizen. This is despite the fact that you are out of status currently. You can represent yourself in this process, but if you make a mistake it could be years long delay or an outright denial. Some of us handle... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: My Nigerian girlfriend and I have not met in person. Could we marry online and get a visa to honeymoon in the US?

I'm a US citizen, she's a Nigerian citizen

Dating 5 years online and considering an online marriage in Utah

We want to consummate our marriage and apply for a spousal visa

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Jul 17, 2022

A fiancée visa cannot be issued unless you and your significant other have physically met in person and have proof of that meeting within two years of applying for the K visa. The US immigration laws only allow for marriage to be conducted remotely in very limited circumstances. You should retain... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: how much does it cost to get the help I need as us citizens for my wife to get her adjustment of states as a student

marriage green card

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Jul 17, 2022

A US citizen can sponsor his wife who entered the country on a student visa, and thereby adjust status to get a green card. This is true even if your wife is currently out of status. Any lawyer from any state can represent both of you in this process. Some of us handle these types of cases on a... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Indiana on
Q: Can I be deported if i was abused by my spouse and i was also diagnosed with anxiety and depression after divorce

I have proof of her prostituting and dating another man while we were married

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Jul 17, 2022

Your facts make out a very strong case for a VAWA application. You should retain counsel anywhere in the United States for representation. The violence against women act allows a spouse who is a victim of physical or emotional abuse in the marriage to petition for a green card without the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Domestic Violence for Arkansas on
Q: Can I petition my dad even if he's the reason my mom got her U-visa approved?

Today, I became a US citizen. My mom is currently a green card holder. 8 years ago my mom filed a police report against my dad for domestic violence. (However, there's no police report filed against my dad according to the olathe police.) Then we filed for a U-visa. Got approved, then after 3... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Jul 17, 2022

A US citizen child over the age of 21 can sponsor his or her parent for a green card, provided that the parent entered the United States with permission. This is true even if the parent currently is out of status. That being said, your father may be subject to one or more grounds of... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Hello. How can I reschedule my green card interview through marriage to an American citizen from US to Ankara, Turkey?

I am from Turkey. I am married to an American citizen, and up until 6 months ago, we were living in Atlanta, GA. We applied for a green card for me. Meanwhile I got pregnant. When 7 months pregnant, I was diagnosed with severe breast cancer. My husband and I immediately came to Turkey for our... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Jul 9, 2022

You have a lot of complicated facts in your situation that you should discuss in a private phone consultation with an attorney.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: I have a lawsuit against someone who ran a red light and totaled my car. My car insurance company will take a payment

From my bank account this weekend. Since my car is totaled do I need to pay this policy because of the lawsuit or can I cancel the car insurance policy on a totaled car.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Jul 9, 2022

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you should retain counsel here in the state of Florida for contingency fee representation, which means you don’t pay anything unless you win the case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Arizona on
Q: My sister's son (US Citizen, living here in the United States) petitioned for mom However minor child was not petitioned

My sister's son is a US Citizen, adult living in the United States. he petition for his mother currently living in Chile. But he didn't petition for his sister which is a 14 year old minor. the attorney said that since he just makes enough money to petition for his mother that... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Jul 9, 2022

You can apply for a student visa for her.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Can I help my wife obtain a green card if I’m disabled on a fix income ( ssi income)?
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Jun 26, 2022

Yes but you would need to engage a joint financial sponsor to assist you with the application.

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4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: I need help filing an I-601 waiver for immigration purposes.

I have been considered inadmissible at the moment but I have the requirements to void this.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Jun 10, 2022

I agree with my colleague. You need to retain counsel to file the 601 waiver application. You only have one chance to get it right, and if you don’t, you will be considered inadmissible and put into removal proceedings.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: If you are being sued over an auto accident and you live with a relative can they be at risk of sued also ?

I’m over 18 and I live with relative who is afraid that they will be sued and lose everything due to me being in an at fault accident.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Jun 7, 2022

Did they own the vehicle that you were driving at the time of the accident?

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: I just became a US citizen after marriage. I would like to sponsor both my parents that also live in the US.

The only problem is that I was laid off in January 2022. I’m still looking for a job. Can I still sponsor both my parents without earning an income right now or can any friend/family help sponsor them?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Jun 6, 2022

You can still sponsor your parents as your immediate relatives because you are a US citizen. However, you will need a joint sponsor in order to file the 864 affidavit of support.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Can a police officer come ontomy works parking lot where I was sleeping and arrest me for drugs found in my car?

There was no warrent no reason to even come onto my property it was stated, not in paper work they were looking for someone else

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on May 30, 2022

Under the Terry v Ohio Supreme Court decision, the answer is most likely yes. The case is famous for holding that a limited search of a suspect's exterior clothing and immediate surroundings to check for weapons based on a police officer's reasonable suspicion does not violate the Fourth... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Can I marry my ex wife’s sister and bring her over here from Philippines?

Ok, I met my ex during the time she’s was going through divorce with her ex-husband. She’s Filipino American and just after 6 months of my first marriage with her we went to court and divorced.

Then, I met my ex wife’s younger sister but she is Filipino citizen resides in Manila, we... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on May 26, 2022

Your fact pattern raises alot of red flags that will undoubtedly receive extra scrutiny from immigration officers. Best to retain an attorney to handle the case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Iowa on
Q: Can we start the k1 Visa process?

I've recently got divorced in Wisconsin which requires a 6-month stay to remarry. Since then I have moved to Iowa that does not have those restrictions on remarrying. I have met a girl in the Philippines while visiting there and we have been dating every since and want to get married. Since I... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on May 16, 2022

A US citizen who is unmarried is free to sponsor a foreign national for a fiancé K visa. Both of you must physically meet within 2 years of filing the case. Once the visa is issued the two of you must marry within 90 days after her entry into the US. Then she can adjust status to get her green... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Hello, I came to the US on a J-1 Visa in 2017, I soon after entry discontinued the program but remained in the US

I remained in the US for 4 years and left in 2022 without any removal notice from the government. My I-94 states D/S and I’m not sure if I triggered any reentry bans and if I did, if I may return to the US for vacation after 10 years?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on May 15, 2022

A foreign national who remains out of status for longer than one year, and then exits the United States, is barred to return to the US for a period of 10 years. After that period, you can apply for a visitor visa at the consulate overseas.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Rent application fee not refunded after a misleading listing. What are my options?

I recently moved to the US on a non-immigrant work VISA. Before moving, I was evaluating apts to rent and found this agency that had an apartment (~$2000 rent) which seemed good for me.

I went through the application process on their official website. Paid around $600 in application fee +... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on May 15, 2022

You should file a complaint with the Florida attorney general consumer complaint department. They will assign an investigator and investigate the fraud.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: I am trying to marry my wife she is here on a j1 work visa can someone help me please thank you
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on May 9, 2022

An immigrant here on a J1 visa can marry a US citizen and adjust status to get a green card, provided that the J1 visa is not subject to the two-year home residency requirement. Counsel in any state can represent you and process the case from start to finish.

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