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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Im alien and my wife has a green card. Can I get green card while she has residence? Should I wait till her citizenship?

My wife has a green card. Im interesting if im alien is any way to get residence or I have to wait untill her citizenship? If so, is it true that I can apply for residence in the same time when she will apply for citezenship? Thank you

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Jan 16, 2022

More information is needed. Are you in valid non-immigrant visa status? Or have you fallen out of status or has your stay expired?

There are also other issues that can complicate matters. I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent and experienced immigration...
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Q: Hello, im alien, gonna merry my supouse and she did not fill taxes for last 17 years, can I still get green card?
Adan Vega
Adan Vega
answered on Jan 16, 2022

If your future spouse is a U.S.citizen or U.S. lawful permanent resident, the FORM I-130 can be filed with USCIS by your spouse once you marry.

You can also file the FORM I-485 if your spouse is a U.S. citizen and you lawfully entered the U.S. and if you are otherwise not inadmissible....
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce, Family Law and Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Hi. I’m a lawful permanent resident. I’m in Texas and currently needing advise with regards to divorce/child support.

I’m a lawful perm resident. I came along with my two minor kids to usa on a k1/k2 visa. My husband signed both ai-134 and I 864.We also had a child during our marriage who is now 3.He moved out after we experienced ongoing issues regarding abuse towards myself and my children.We have been... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Jan 12, 2022

More information is needed, perhaps, but this is likely more of a divorce question than immigration. You are a lawful permanent resident, not a conditional resident, correct? You should file for citizenship by naturalization, since you seem to have been a lawful permanent resident/conditional... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: so my Indian passport expired in november and my citizenship interview is in February?

so my Indian passport expired in November and my citizenship interview is in February, do I have to renew the passport before that because I will be getting a USA passport after passing my interview anyway ?

Adan Vega
Adan Vega
answered on Jan 5, 2022

You do not need to present a valid passport from your home country to USCIS when you apply for Naturalization.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: My husband do family violence. He drinks and then beat me. Sometimes he hit my kids as well. I don’t have any valid visa

Can I do complain against him. If I do complain what will happen to me and my kids?

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Jan 3, 2022

The state and federal law provide you with a number of perfectly applicable legal actions to be safe from the domestic abuser regardless of your immigration status.

1. Immediately call the local police once you or your child are threatened, injured, beaten up etc. make a police report and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: How can I obtain a certificate of citizenship?

My mom obtained her US citizenship when I was 11 years old in 2006. I also received my permanent resident card in 2006. We left the US and resided in Africa until 2014. In 2014 I returned to the US by myself and obtained my passport at the passport office in 2017. My Permanent Resident card was... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Jan 3, 2022

Why are you trying to obtain a certificate of citizenship when you have already become a citizen and have had a passport? What is it that you are trying to accomplish? If you need proof of citizenship and your passport is expired, then renew your passport. Best wishes!

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Ex Husband left US for more than 10 yrs now after overstaying his visitors visa Can I file a K-1 visa for him?

We were married and divorced while he was out of the US

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Dec 27, 2021

Yes, you may initiate a K one visa package for your ex spouse after he stayed in his current home country for 10 years.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Hello,Would it be easier (faster) for me or my mom to file form i-30 for my father ( as a daughter or spouse)? Thank you

My mom and I are both US citizens and would like to file form I-30 for my father and i wanted to know which one of us should petition for him ti get faster and easier results?

Thanks so much in advance

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Dec 27, 2021

As long as you/the child are over 21 years of age the process to sponsor your father is basically the same except that if your mom files, it will involve a bit more paperwork because she will have to prove that her marriage to your father is "real" (not entered into to gain an immigration... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Does an immigrant need a license to carry a firearm
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
answered on Dec 26, 2021

For certain types of firearms a background check may be necessary before you can get a licence to carry a firearm. Remember that a firearm license is not usually transferable across state lines. If you are a green card holder for example, you will usually need to show your green card and SSN and... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Texas on
Q: I am an International student from Myanmar and I am on a F-1 (Student) visa. Is there a chancfor me to apply for asylum?

Myanmar is going through a military coup right now and people do not have jobs. My parents can’t send me money for school or to go back home anymore. I do not have much options.

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Dec 20, 2021

It's hard to answer on these few facts, but my suggestion is to seek a conference with a good immigration lawyer (your situation appears to be mixed between "immigration" and "international")

I know that Burma is a problem, but what the U. S. State Department will...
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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Can I apply for green card only with my b1/b2 visa without I-94 form?

I’ve been living in Texas since 2017, I went to high school here with a b1/b2 visa, my last entry was in 2021 but since the border was partially closed and only essential travelers were allowed I crossed and didn’t go back to Mexico anymore, I was living in McAllen however I then moved to... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Dec 9, 2021

This is not an appropriate question to be answered on this forum. You need to do a paid consultation with an experienced immigration attorney because there are MANY things to discuss and many more facts needed. Best wishes!

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Is it mandatory to fill the "Previous Physical Address" section in form AR-11?

I was underage when I got my green card and my parents didn't know they had to update our address with USCIS. I just found out about for AR-11 recently. Now I want to fill the form to update our address, but we have moved multiple times in the past and there is a section in the form asking... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Dec 3, 2021

The last address that USCIS and the new one should be okay. You are required to fill out the form. If you do so, you ‘should be’ in compliance as a matter of DHS discretion. It’s those found not in compliance that have an issue. Don’t delay any longer!

Review the requirements for...
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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: I-130 For Mother | What is Next? Any Help Much Appreciated whomever answer this for me!!

I filled i-130 for my mother ( she currently lives outside USA ) her Receipt date is May,20, 2021 and current date is may,2021. My question is when my mother case date become current what is the next step for me to get her immigration visa?

Additional Info:

When I filled the i-130... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Nov 30, 2021

USCIS should sent you a notice that your receipt number is current and that your case will be forwarded to NVC. After that you will receive an email from NVC with your case number and instructions on where/how to log in to the NVC platform to upload documents. If you are unable to figure these... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: i-130 Next Step after data become current?

I filled i-130 for my mother ( she currently lives outside USA ) her Receipt date is May,20, 2021 and current date is may,2021. My question is when my mother case date become current what is the next step for me to get her immigration visa?

Additional Info:

When I filled the i-130... Read more »

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
answered on Nov 29, 2021

If and when her case is approved you will be notified and be expected to start submitting the required documents on the CEAC website. You will get detailed instructions about this. In the meantime, it makes sense to start thinking about the affidavit of service, ensuring your tax returns are up to... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: I'm a citizen.Can I petition for my child while I didn't declare her when immigrating and when filling citizenship form?
Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Nov 19, 2021

You can. If you not mentioning the child previously is a material misrepresentation it could trigger questions related to your status.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Will getting a DED EAD card benefit affect for B2 visa extension?

Dear Lawyer,

I'm just wondering if I can still extend for my B2 visa after I get a DED EAD card? Thanks a lot!

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Nov 18, 2021

B2 is a visitor’s visa for a short stay,

Is telegraphs to the service that you are a just a visitor. Receiving employment through an EAD document under some legal ground creates authorized employment in the United States.

Thus, the service will not extend a visitor’s B-2 visa...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: my case is taken so long???

judge order my removal, on June 2019, I appeal the decision to the BIA , the BIA ask for alien brief dec 2020, it’s November 2021 and I still here nothing , how long till I hear a decision? It’s been more than two years...

Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Nov 13, 2021

An appeal can take a long time. You can check on the general status by contacting the BIA by email.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Subject: 1. Can I apply for AOS while in USA on valid B1 visa with a pending I130

Subject:

1. Can I apply for AOS while in USA on valid B1 visa with a pending I130 (that was submitted when i was outside usa)

2. Complete attorney fee to process my case.

*Current visa status: B1 valid ( no over stay)

*No criminal background

*Already applied... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Nov 12, 2021

Your US permanent residency spouse will not be able to adjust your status even with an approved I -130 form, therefore, you would need to travel abroad for consular processing to complete that lawful permanent residency case. Also, you were lucky to receive a visitor’s visa with the pending a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: Probono lawyer.
Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Nov 8, 2021

Your local USCIS office and Immigration Court will have a list of pro bono or minimal fee attorneys.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: No reply since 2016

I applied for my sibling (I-130) back in 2016 and received a receipt notification within few weeks. Since then I have not received any other correspondence neither online case status is updated. What do you suggest?

Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Oct 29, 2021

On the receipt you will see a case number. The location where the petition is pending will be the address in the bottom left corner of the receipt. You can go to USCIS.gov and check the processing time for the petition and the case status.

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