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Q: What happens if you're an undocumented immigrant (parents brought you over as a child) and your country of origin

refuses to accept you back if the US tries to deport you?

Clare Hanusz
Clare Hanusz
answered on Aug 1, 2017

Hello,

The answer to your question depends in part on what country you are from and what year you arrived. It's very fact specific, and you'd need to provide more facts for a proper evaluation.

Best,

Clare Hanusz

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Hawaii on
Q: so im trying to get my green card or adjust my immigration status in the us but national visa center said i need to go t

i need to go to my hometown us embassy and obtain my iimigrant visa there but im already in the states, is there a way i can do it here without haing to travel back because i might get a ban since my visa expired????

Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Apr 12, 2017

In general, once you have overstayed your visa you can not change or adjust status without leaving the USA to do so. An exception is if you are adjusting through a USC immediate relative.

You are correct that if you leave the country you may be subject to a ban and you will need a waiver...
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Q: If a permanent resident who has lived in the US for 5 years, and who has a petition in for their 3 unmarried children,

(one soon to be married) to come to the US, becomes a US citizen, will the change in immigration status of the petitioner affect the standing of the petition in regards to validity and place in the queue?

Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts
answered on Jun 29, 2016

Yes, your case will be automatically updated but it takes time for it to be done automatically. If you update your status yourself the process will be much faster. And the priority dates will also change after you become a U.S citizen.

All the best.

-Shan Potts

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Hawaii on
Q: hello my name is machiko, im half japanese. i tried applying for f1 visa before my j1 visa expired. i was denied

now my question is will i have a ban because my i-94 expired before i received the result of the status. im staying in hawaii while waiting for the result

Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts
answered on Jun 21, 2016

You usually have 60 days to leave the country after your I-94 expires. If it has been more than 60 days since your visa expired, you may have a ban.

All the best.

-Shan Potts

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Hawaii on
Q: I am Canadian, lived in USA 37 years,married an american, I need an attorney to help me get citizenship.

I have 3 x husbands and my former is deceased. I remarried 10 years ago, and am still married and we have 2 american children. I need assistance please

Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts
answered on Sep 24, 2015

The first step in applying for citizenship is to get a permanent residence card. Once you get a permanent residence card and send 5 years in the US with that card you will be able to apply for citizenship. Your US citizen husband may be able to sponsor you for a green card, so please contact an... Read more »

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