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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Family Law on
Q: can my parents force me to move back from co to saudi? Im 17 (almost 18) and a college student

Im about to move to co, and will turn 18 soon but i can sense that my family will start problems with me once i settle in, and will likely resort to harassing me. I want to know if i have any rights

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Jul 25, 2022

No! Unless you voluntarily leave! Also, the DHS will not help your parents! Don't believe your parents if they claim otherwise! You can permanently lose your green card if you are outside the U.S. for more than a year. You will likely never return if you leave. This happens more than... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Can I renew Green Card if I left to Mexico for a year but came back a few years ago?

I left for a year and came back and have been living here since. I paid my taxes even on the year I was gone, kept an address, open bank account. I have been back two years and it’s time to renew. Can I just renew normally or I lost my access to renewal?

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Jul 20, 2022

If you were inspected and admitted as a lawful permanent resident, then you can file for a renewal of your card.

However, you may have trouble with seeking citizenship by naturalization, so you ought to discuss that matter with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before...
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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Virginia on
Q: I got my green card through my mom who got her citizenship this year. I have already spent 4 years in the USA.

I arrived in the USA in June 2018. I applied for my green card in September 2020. Until now I did not receive my green card. Since I already spent 4 Years in Usa and my mom is a US citizen, do you think that I'm eligible to fill out a citizenship application?

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Jun 30, 2022

More information is needed. It is possible that you’re ineligible to get lawful permanent resident status, while you are in the U.S. A delay can be based upon the fact that you are subject to visa quotas, so USCIS is in no hurry to make a decision. If so, you seem to have overstayed. This means... Read more »

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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.

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Jun 11, 2022

It’s one thing to say that you can and another thing to prove it. Some applicants may have other issues that complicate the waiver process.

Many applications for waivers are delayed or denied, because the evidence to prove the claim was not enough as a matter of law and/or discretion....
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Can I do my contract remote work for my US company as a tourist in US? I've read that you can if you are not an employee

I am a Filipino US Tourist visa holder. My work is contractual and fully remote which allows me to do work anywhere in the world. I am visiting the US in a few months but I am wondering if I could do work while in the US. I have read from some articles that you can as long as you're not a... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Jun 8, 2022

A B2 visitor for tourism cannot lawfully live and work in the U.S. You must have a work visa where your employer must prove that it has a need for you to work in the U.S.

That means, if you are working and deriving an income, while residing in the U.S. in non-immigrant visitor status, then...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Virginia on
Q: how relevant is an assault (in 1995) on your record if you are immigrating to the US from Canada?

My father is looking to immigrate to the US from Canada. He has an assault on his record (which occurred in 1995) for which he was arrested and later had his sentence suspended with 12 months of probation. In Canada, this is considered a criminal conviction from what I am told. How damaging... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Jun 6, 2022

Your dad has to tell the truth, show remorse, and demonstrate good moral character. This is an old conviction, so he ought to be able to overcome any concerns.

He has the right to representation, outside the interview and through correspondence. Any representation is best engaged before a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Oregon on
Q: I am an US citizen, my fiancé is Venezuelan.

He lives in Colombia though and is unable to return to Venezuela to get a police record that shows he is not a criminal. Would this not allow him to come to America and marry me? He also does not have access to a Venezuelan embassy

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Jun 1, 2022

This may create complications, but it’s unclear. Some attorneys may be able to provide assistance, but it can take more of a commitment by the clients.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: How do i get my brother a green card i have a US passport and US green card.
Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on May 27, 2022

That may take years, even decades for a fourth preference family based visa depending upon where he is from, but the best time to file the petition is as soon as possible!

There may be other issues that potentially disqualify him, so it’s always best to consult with a competent and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Does immigration reuse your biometric after four years when they denied the case, my friend remarry

and her husband filled for her, she received a notice that the USCIS want to reuse her past biometric

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on May 19, 2022

Yes, this happens. It is unclear if your friend may have other issues, where she was already petitioned by another U.S. citizen or green card holder. U.S. citizens are disqualified from petitioning some who did not previously prove that they entered into a good faith relationship with their first... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: I am currently a full time employee at Amazon so is there is a way to get a green card through the employer?
Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on May 19, 2022

It depends. Often, not.

In general, you must be lawfully present in the U.S. in order to become a green card holder. If you have been sponsored and approved for an H1-b visa, then Amazon may only need you on a temporary basis, but this is unclear. If you were approved for a USCIS...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Is someone can apply for the citizenship who has misdemeanor charges and one year observation?

I am in living in this country more than 7 years and my arresting date time is more than 3 years till now. Am i eligible for applying the us citizenship thanks

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on May 19, 2022

If you already have been approved for lawful permanent resident status while living in the U.S. for at least 3 years as the spouse of a U.S. citizen, then the offense that you were charged with becomes an issue when seeking citizenship by naturalization.

Also, if you have not yet become a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: I am an American in Germany with my wife. We started the I-130 application. Would moving out of Germany cause problems?

She is German and I was born in America. We are trying to get her a greencard but the housing and cost of living situation in Germany is hurting us. I work online and she does not work. There are many countries we could live in, within the EU, which is are more affordable to us. We are afraid that... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on May 19, 2022

If you identified Germany as the place where immigrant visa processing will take place, then she must process her immigrant visa in Frankfort. If everything stays the same, and the visa petition is approved, then she will have to return to Frankfort. That is, she will do the medical with a... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Can immigration reuse your biometric after four years

Good morning, pls I will like to ask a question

Does immigration reuse your biometric after four years?

My friend apply with her ex husband, and thier case was denied, she remarry and her husband filed for her and got an mail that state that, uscis with reuse her pass biometric,... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on May 14, 2022

If the first case was denied, the it is possible that the second USC husband is disqualified from filing a form I-130 petition as a matter of law. I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney to discuss the situation before there are any other... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: Can you sign a voluntary dismissal with having a valid passport but expired visa

If so how long will that take?

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on May 14, 2022

You can do whatever you want.

More information is needed if you are concerned with whether you will ever be approved for a visa in the future. Were/are you accused of a domestic violence? What are the facts? Did you go through any sort of court mandated classes? What is the maximum...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: i need help with what documents i need to provide with my i140
Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on May 9, 2022

The form I-140 is used for most forms of employment based immigration. That means that the documentation needed will depend upon the category, but more importantly whether you qualify. Too often, applicants are denied, who lack the qualifications, required certifications and/or verifiable... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Nevada on
Q: How to I get a copy of certificate that show that my name was legally changed during naturalization?

I just need an Affidavit signed by court saying her name was modified; changes from Jingle Melton to Cloe Melton.

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on May 9, 2022

You will have to file a form N-565, pay $555, and wait. The current processing times can exceed 11.5 months. For more information, go to www.uscis.gov or schedule an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Missouri on
Q: I have a question about my 190 bio appointment and application and need to speak with an immigration base in Missouri.

I need to know if I can reapply, still have my PR status or will I now be deported

You did not appear for your scheduled appointment.

Therefore, USCIS considers your application abandoned and you are not eligible for replacement of

Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card.... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on May 5, 2022

More information is needed. Why did you miss the biometrics appointment? It’s unclear why you didn’t show up. You may want to file, again. You may have filed the wrong form.

I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent and experienced immigration attorney...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: I am a US Citizen who came to Punjab and married a man. I am unable to register and receive a marriage certificate.

The Punjab government is saying I need an aadhar card. I showed 3 forms of Valid identification including passport, drivers license, birth certificate. They are saying we need a joint bank account and put an objection on our certificate. What can we do to bypass this as this is clearly wrong. I... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Apr 22, 2022

In some situations, it is best to seek a K-1 fiancé visa due to very long petition and visa processing delays at USCIS and NVC for immediate relatives such as spouses.

An Aadhar card is a form of identification in India that seems more fraudproof than American forms of identification....
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: A person came here legally as a child and has stayed for 10 years. Can he apply for the Dreamers program?
Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Apr 20, 2022

No. You must have been physically present in the U.S. since June 15, 2007 to qualify for what is known as DACA. However, a Texas Federal District Court suspended the DACA program. This is known as Deferred Action for Children of Aliens.

The DREAM Bill failed to get enough support in...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: Is there way to change k1 visa to marrge visa in middle of it?

I been work on k1 visa start back in Aug of 2020. After been put on hold and month of wait. We have decide to get marry this Aug 2022. Which I think well void the K-1 visa if I get marry out of usa even if it approve. We have only got to step 3. Is there any step I can take so I don't have to... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Apr 18, 2022

That seems unwise, but it depends upon your situation and relationship.

If you get married, then you will 'significantly delay processing' and be separated even longer. It is best for your fiance to come into the U.S. as a K1 fiance, so that you can both get to know each other...
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