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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Louisiana on
Q: my uncle is in Louisiana and he got in to a fight with a policeman so the judge gave him 3 months and 2 years of …..

my uncle is in Louisiana and he got in to a fight with a policeman so the judge gave him 3 months in jail and 2 years of public service under control but my uncle did not admit to the crime he was afraid that they will send him back to his country since he is not an American citizen yet so what do... Read more »

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman
answered on Jun 9, 2018

He should schedule a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney and show him/her his record of conviction. The attorney can advise him as to whether the conviction renders him deportable from the US, and if any relief is available to him.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Tax Law for Louisiana on
Q: Israeli on a longterm visa in the US, how are taxes calculated?

My friend is self employed, and in fact pays -me-, we're trying to get him immigrated here since most of the team is US based. He pays himself 3k a month from our crowdsourced funds. Can anybody explain whether or not he'd be paying israeli taxes if he was living here for the duration of... Read more »

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman
answered on May 20, 2018

I suggest that you see a CPA. Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: my f-1 case needed administrative processing how can follow up or expedite this process?

I applied for the student visa and had an interview 5 months ago and I have not received any response from the embassy.

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman
answered on May 11, 2018

You should make an inquiry or hire an attorney to assist you.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: Question about EB-4 visa

My parents have entered the country under a B-2 Visa. They are hoping to apply for an EB-4 Minister visa (they are pastors) while they are in the U.S. under tourist status. Is this possible/legal? Do EB-4 Minister visas take a long time to be approved? And what are the requisites for them to be... Read more »

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman
answered on Apr 30, 2018

Not a good idea. If they want to work as pastors, they should have the church sponsor them for R-1 religious worker visas first.

An R-1 visa is available to a person who has been a member of a legitimate religious denomination for at least two years and has a job offer in the U.S. to work...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: If I married an illegal immigrant, does that mean my marriage is fraudulent and not legal? Could I have it annulled?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Mar 17, 2018

No your marriage is still legal and requires a divorce.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: How can i get work authorization. I'm married to a US citizen. My current visa is F1.
Edit Stelczner
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Edit Stelczner
answered on Dec 13, 2017

Your US citizen spouse will need to petition for you by filing the form I-130. You will likely be able to file the adjustment application (green card application) along with the petition and from the date of filing you would receive employment authorization (work permit) in about 4 months. I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Public Benefits for Louisiana on
Q: Can my citizen children and I receive Medicaid even though my husband is a a green card holder with a sponsor?

My overstay immigrant husband will soon be applying for his green card and we are using my sister to sponsor him on the i864. He is our sole financial provider, I am unemployed, and we always file taxes jointly. I understand that he is restricted from receiving means tested benefits, but does that... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
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Hector E. Quiroga
answered on Nov 21, 2017

US citizens are eligible for means tested public benefits, even if they are married to someone who is undocumented.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: Divorsed sept 2017 How long do I wait to file papers to my new husband, if i also fixed former husbands papers in 2015?

Was married to former husband for 8yrs since 2009 got 2 kids w/him-his process was 4 yrs from 2011-2015 he got his regular resident/greencard for 10yrs; then 2 yrs later on sept 2017 we got divorsed 'cus i cheated on him. I'm pregnant right now and want to fix new husband papers how long... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
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Hector E. Quiroga
answered on Nov 6, 2017

You should be able to file paperwork for your new husband any time. We recommend you consult with an immigration attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: Query about paying my attorney fees?

Hi, I have an H1 approved from my previous employer and need to transfer that to my new employer. My new employer is new in this area and doesn't have an immigration team. The new company is willing to take care of all the USCIS filing fee however has asked me to hire an attorney of my choice... Read more »

Roger Carl Algase
Roger Carl Algase
answered on Jun 26, 2017

No problem with this. Many of my own H-1B clients have this type of arrangement with their employers.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: I sent all the required document for my daughter to get a F2 visa... now they are asking for a personal interview. Why.

At first we were told that a personal interview was not required since she is only two years old. After reviewing the document they decide that an interview is required with the principal applicant. Why? And what sort of questsion are they going to ask me?

Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Mar 25, 2017

The interview will be specifically tailored to your situation. It is not possible to tell you what they may ask without seeing the file and speaking to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: I got my green card while being an F1 student. Is my F1 status automatically cancelled?
Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Jan 25, 2017

You do not need a visa if you are a permanent resident. So, yes it is cancelled.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: i granted Volunteer departure , how i can come back to usa, i have a wife and a son US citizen
Matthew J Hartnett
Matthew J Hartnett
answered on Oct 4, 2016

You may be eligible to come back with a 601 waiver if you departed on time and if your wife is a citizen. Did you leave before the voluntary departure date the judge gave you? First step would be to talk with a lawyer to evaluate your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: I am in deportion after asylum denied by Board of the appeal 8 years ago IA from sudan I want to know how can I adjustt

I am married to us citizen can that help me to stop my removal and adjust my status.

Matthew J Hartnett
Matthew J Hartnett
answered on Aug 23, 2016

If your appeal was dismissed by the Board, you will probably need a motion to reopen and remand, or a joint motion to reopen and remand from the Board to the Immigration Court that ordered you deported. You would also need your spouse to file an I-130 for you. I would strongly recommend... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: I am a Perm Res,my 16 y/o son's green card applictn is in process, can I apply for a B1 for him to visit me?

I am a Permanent Resident, my application for Citizenship is underway, and so is my son's green card application. But we have been seperated for 6 years, can I apply for him to visit me over the december hiolidays while his application is in process. He will return to my home country once the... Read more »

Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts
answered on Jul 6, 2016

You can but the approval is not a certainty, tourist visas are given to people who have no immigrant intent (meaning they do not plan on immigrating to the US permanently). Since your son has a green card petition pending he has shown his immigrant intent. This might be a conflict at the POE. So... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: I was student in the US a couple of years ago but got married under a visitor visa. Does the USCIS # is my A number ?

I did my graduate degree in the states and went back home. I got married to an American under my visitor visa 2 months ago. I'm a filling my change of status papers and I don't know if my USCIS # that I had as a student is my A #. Or since this process is with a different status I... Read more »

Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts
answered on Feb 25, 2016

Your a# will be the same unless or until you apply for a special type of visa such as U, T or Aslyum. Contact an immigration attorney to find out what is happening with your case. Many immigration attorneys including me offer free consultations, make use of the consultations. All the best.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: I got married in the US while my I-94 was valid. I am applying for my change of status but my I-94 is expired now.

In filling out the forms for my change of status. Since my I-94 is expired now, I would like to know what is my status under USCIS. I enter the country as a visitor and got married as a visitor.

Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts
answered on Feb 25, 2016

You do not have any status until you file the application for COS. If your spouse is a green card holder or a US citizen you will be just fine. If not contact an immigration attorney as soon as possible to avoid any problems you might have in the future. Many immigration attorneys including me... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: Hello , Can I have my money back from the process to bring my family from Cuba?, they dont coming .

They had appoiment in Cuba on january this year but they never show up ,they dont coming , so the process is not neccesary , I did some payment and I want to know if I can have my money back , thank you.

Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts
answered on Oct 19, 2015

No, you can not get your money back because they are not coming. All the best.

15 years of successful immigration law experience. The answer above is only general in nature cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known. It is your responsibility to retain a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: H1b Visa with masters degree. I am an Indian whos country of birth was UAE. Will I be considered under ROW-EB2 for GC?
Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts
answered on Oct 6, 2015

Your country of birth will only be considered, All the best .

15 years of successful immigration law experience. The answer above is only general in nature cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known. It is your responsibility to retain a lawyer to analyze the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: about immigration i sent to them my case to extend my visa ,before more than 6 month till now i didn't get answer

, so if i travel now before get response because i passed already 6 month would that affect on my visa in case i want to return back next year

Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts
answered on Jul 20, 2015

Generally if you do not have a valid visa or valid travel authorization when you try to come back to The United States you will not be allowed into the country. Regarding your situation you can get an advance parole if you wish to leave the country while your visa is still pending. Talk to an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: My parents became United States Citizens during the Jimmy Carter Administration, when I was a minor. I was not issued

automatic citizenship. I have possessed a green card since 1971. Was told recently that I should have been made a citizen along with my parents. Is this accurate?

Camlinh Nguyen Rogers
Camlinh Nguyen Rogers
answered on Jul 7, 2015

Seek opinions from an experienced immigration attorney. Good luck. www.aba-us.com

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