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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I got married to a US citizen in 2016. My oldest daughter was one month away from turning 18 at the time of the marriage

I got married to a US citizen in 2016. My oldest daughter was one month away from turning 18 at the time of the marriage. She is now almost 23 and still unmarried. Can we file for a green card for her based off my marriage while she is in the United States?

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 21, 2021

She does not seem to qualify for that LPR under that legal option.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Immigration Law on
Q: I am an intntl student in Canada. Can I do remote software work from home in addition to 20 hrs allowed for student

I will be completing this remote work entirely at my own leisure time at home on my laptop and that there will be no payment for this paid to any account in Canada but the salary will be going to my fathers bank account in my home country .

Is this okay and can I do this? Please confirm... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 21, 2021

That is absolutely not permitted as you would be deriving income outside permitted 20 hours of authorized employment in the country on a student visa.

It is a veiled form of immigration fraud and intentional scheme to violate your visa status.

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: I am a co-sponsor to my sister’s husban, can I still be a point of contact for a person that is seeking refuge status ?
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 21, 2021

If you are not a licensed attorney or recognized gala representative in my opinion you may not be "a point od contact" to receive communication or handle an asylum case for anyone.

That asylum applicant must either handle that case herself or select a licensed counsel of record.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: I have a question on working door dash on H1b visa… is it ok?

And also if I have opened the Doordash account mistakenly and deactivated on the same day. Will it be in the records?

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 21, 2021

If your extra work does not interfere with your H1B main duties you may derive additional income in your spare time.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Can an asylum be denied for some or all these reason?

Can a person be denied asylum if they have a suspended drivers license, multiple tickets, multiple accidents, IRS collections, and recently arrested for resisting arrest and possession of controlled substance.

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 20, 2021

Yes.

Ant pattern of criminal activity in aggregate coupled with drug offenses places an asylum applicant in a possible denial.

Immediately consult directly with any reputable asylum law attorney via zoom.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Hi. I am an F-1 student and i have pending i485 too. I filled i765 and i131 along with my i485. Can i apply for OPT too?

If my OPT gets rejected can I stay in USA based on pending i485? For how long

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 20, 2021

You need to consult directly with an experienced immigration attorney even remotely as any incorrect action on your part may affect your immigration benefits or adjustment of status. Do not delay as acting blindly would be rather foolhardy.

5 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: My mother wants to petition her adult non married children's but she does not know how to start the process.

If she need an immigration lawyer and if so, how much it will cost her.

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 19, 2021

Attorneys are not permitted to solicit and discuss professional fees online. The mother must reach other to a counsel of her choice.

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4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: my husband recently applied for citizenship. can i send my petition form now to be permanent resident ?

his application is still processing. do i wait till he becomes a citizen or can i go ahead and send in my petition form?

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 19, 2021

You must discuss your exact legal options with a professionally qualified immigration attorney to structure your legal strategy.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Hi I haven’t provide the paystub of last six months with my i864 form rest all documents are perfect,is there problem
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 19, 2021

Wait till the USCIS sends a RFE correspondence to advise whether the Service requires more evidence.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Q: I have changed my status from an F-1 to an H1B visa on US soil. Do I have to be out outside the US to renew my visa?

I had an f1 visa on my passport and I do not have an h1b visa stamped on my passport, however, i got a legal status for a h1b last October (2021). I wanted to enter my visa and was hoping that this would allow me to travel internationally, however my visa on my passport is still an F1.

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 19, 2021

Immediately advise your assigned immigration attorney retained by the sponsoring company.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Q: A girl is claiming I sexually assaulted her. She’s now sending me texts saying if I don’t pay her money she’s…

She’s sending texts saying if I don’t pay her thousands of dollars she’s going to the police. She also has a video recording of me talking to her that she illegally recorded while the phone was in her pocket.

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 18, 2021

Do not engage in any communication with that blackmailing person in any form. Immediately discuss your possible exposure to criminal charges confidentially with a licensed criminal law attorney tomorrow.

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: Filing form I-485 separately after I-130 was filed online.

I am a U.S. citizen applying for Green Card for my mother. She is currently on a B2 Visa admitted until 11/23/2021 per her I-94 record number. I filed I-130 online on July 27, 2021 and received confirmation of receipt from Potomac Service Center. They are currently processing June 04, 2020 I-130... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 18, 2021

You did things incorrectly.

You should have prepared a One Stop concurrent AOS to LPR package instead of filing a standalone I-130.

Immediately seek a legal consultation as you may damage your mother's case even more.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Hi I have a felony criminal case and have an attorney. However my attorney is not calling me back

I had final pretrial sept 14th before jury trial because I am innocent and he never attended now there is a body only warrant and court on the 28th for bond forfeit and the states attorney is moving to have jury trial removed from docit and I cant get ahold of attorney what do I do I have paid him... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 18, 2021

It is unfortunate that you are in this predicament. You may research, compare, and contact reach a selected counsel of your choice and retain a more responsive and professional counsel. In fact, you may file the prior counsel and request a retainer back for unearned services.

After all,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: If someone sells me a link card and I use it and it's someone else's wat can I be charged with
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 18, 2021

Let's see:

Bank fraud, state unemployment insurance fraud, wire fraud, false identity fraud, perjury, theft of services are possible criminal charges under certain conditions.

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Virginia on
Q: Can I file I-130 after my parents already filed I-485 under EB-1 visa?

My parents applied I-485 under EB-1 and still waiting for the result, which has been taking quite long. I am a US citizen and I am over 21. Can I file I-130 for them now to sponsor them at the same time? Will it be a conflict with the I-485 they already filed? I want to see if I can get them the... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 18, 2021

There are better legal strategies available, such as petitioning for foreign national immediate family members if a USC is over the age of 21.

It always pays to pay a good attorney.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Is there a way to change a last name on tps approval notice
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 16, 2021

No.

You may legally change your name by filing a petition with local civil court provided you meet the resident and other court imposed requirements for that name change pursuant to the local rules of civil procedure.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Is there any criminal attorneys that work for pro bono?

My son Ryan has been locked up at Rock Island county since January 1st and he's had three court appointed attorneys due to conflicts I guess he is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 16, 2021

I do not know a single private criminal defense counsel who would handle such state felony UUW by a felon pro bono, spending time, efforts and resources without making a reasonable living.

Thus, if defendant is indigent he may request the presiding judge to appoint a Public Defender to...
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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: I have an Etsy shop based in Canada but I’m going to be in Montana for 5 months. Can I run my shop there without a visa?
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 16, 2021

If you derive any income from any sources physically in the United States without work authorization you will be violating the terms of your lawful presence.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: If I am an F1 student applying for CPT, is the internship mandatory to be in the same city as the college I study in?
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 18, 2021

CPT may be completed anywhere in the United States, provided it is authentic and bona fide.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: I applied for OPT but i didn't use it. I'm getting 2nd master and OPT as well, is there any way I can do OPT this time?

I applied OPT for Master degree in 2018, but then I decided to come home and didn't use any day in the OPT process. Now I came back to the States and getting my second Master degree. I decided to apply one more time for the OPT. However, school DSO said that I'm unable to do so since I... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 15, 2021

You may select an immigration attorney of your choice to discuss your legal options directly in a conversational format.

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