I recently received my greencard. I have the opportunity of receiving a free 3 mnth online course through a local community college that is funded by the department of labour. I would receive a voucher to do a state exam at the end of the course. Would I be considered a public charge if I did the... Read more »
I had my Green Card interview on 2/8, it is family-based, my daughter is the petitioner. The officer only asked for our birth certificates and translations, gave us a letter that the case is being continued and sent us home.
Now when we got home we realized that he did not even ask for my... Read more »
In this kind of situation, the best course of action would most likely be to make an Infopass appointment at the office where you were interviewed, and on the appointment day go there with your sealed I-693 envelope from the doctor and ask to see a supervisor. You should not be afraid to let the...Read more »
That would be highly recommended. However, "married filing separately" would not be a problem. You should consult with an experienced immigration attorney before filing any papers with the immigration office, however, in order to avoid difficulties or delay.
My wife is petitioning for me but she’s not my sponsor. My friend is filing an affidavit on my behalf. Am I suppose to submit my wife’s tax returns even though she’s not my sponsor? Her income level doesn’t meet the requirement. Is she also suppose to fill out the I-864 form even though... Read more »
The best approach is to consult with an experienced immigration lawyer, since the answers to these questions depend on both complex immigration and tax issues. And, yes, a US citizen who is sponsoring a spouse for a green card is required to submit his or her own I-864 affidavit of support, even...Read more »
This kind of question depends on the specific circumstances and details of each case. It is not something that can be answered in a forum such as this one, which provides general information only. Anyone who seriously want to know about his or her options for obtaining a green card should be on the...Read more »
I am currently married to a US citizen and I am now looking to file my AOS. I entered the country legally as J1 worker, however I stayed after my visa expired and have been working with a company for over 2 years where I get paid using my SSN. Should I declare that I was working illegally when... Read more »
As long as someone applying for a green card based on marriage to a US citizen entered the US with a legal visa, overstaying the visa or working illegally after the visa expired is not normally grounds for denying a green card, unless there are other issues involved. However, making false...Read more »
I have been representing marriage green card clients for many years and had not run into issues of people being delayed in hearing the results after the interview for quite some time up until very recently. Before then, unless there was a serious problem with evidence of the marriage relationship...Read more »
You may be able to file both an I-130 and an I-485 green card application for your mother without waiting for her to be here for a full six months. If you would like to talk about this in more detail, please feel free to call me at (212) 724-5643. Thank you.
My i94 expired in July 2017 but a renewal (for my H1) was filed in March 2017 itself. However, I received a denial notice but unable to leave the country as I'm 33 weeks pregnant (have doctor's letter). Can I convert to a H4 since my husband is also here on a valid H1B without any immigration... Read more »
It might be a good idea to file a timely appeal from the H-1B denial notice in order to keep your denied extension petition timely and active so that you would have an arguable claim that you are still in valid legal status while you apply to switch to H-4. If you want to discuss further details,...Read more »
Ending "chain migration" is just one of the president's bigoted pipe dreams of closing America's borders to all immigrants who are not from Europe. Congress will never approve it, and one day we will have a new president who recognizes the equality and dignity of all immigrants, no matter where...Read more »
My aunt who is an illegal immigrant got pulled over for going 45 in a 35. The officer gave her a warning for speeding but gave her a slip that says she has to appear in court for driving without a driver’s license. This is her first time getting in trouble for anything. Because she is a single... Read more »
Before doing anything else, your aunt needs to consult with an immigration lawyer who is experienced in both criminal law and deportation law. This is a situation that could very possibly lead to serious problems for her.
My H1 B extension has been denied. I still have work time until Feb 2019 for my6 year H1B.I am from I just delivered my baby in oct here and going back to India again would need visa for him without which he cannot leave the country.What are my options now?
The most important action you can take is to consult with an experienced H-1B lawyer and find out whether there was a good reason to deny the H-1B petition. Many denials, like RFE's, are nothing more than mistakes due to careless reading of the documents or lack of knowledge of the H-1B rules by a...Read more »
If a law ending "chain migration" is ever passed, the effect will be devastating, especially on applicants from Asian and Latin American countries, as is the intention of the racist legislators and president who are promoting this bill. But it never will pass.
I am currently in the process of applying for my GC through the NIW category. I am currently on H1. I am really interested in pursuing a course that needs to be full time. Hence I need to convert to F1 in future. Can my GC application still be valid if I change status or do I have to... Read more »
Unfortunately, changing to F-1 while a green card case is pending is not allowed. F-1 status requires "nonimmigrant intent", i.e. intention to return to one's country after the completion of studies and not to remain in the US permanently. Applying for or being sponsored for a green card negates...Read more »
The company is in Stage 1( just posted my job after obtaining the prevailing wage). Can I marry at any time? Would it interfere with the ongoing process? I do want the company to pay for the green card, but at the same time I want to plan my wedding. Should I wait until the green card is granted?
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