Allen C. Ladd's answer Sorry to disappoint you, but it is probably not worth the effort. The visa "preference" category for siblings of US citizens is backlogged. It will likely take a dozen or more years -- much longer if your brother is from Mexico. Another issue is that Congress might eliminate the category.
See an immigration lawyer to explore other options. Ask him or her about "EB-3" employment-based permanent residence, to get the conversation started. Not easy, but in the right circumstances it...
Allen C. Ladd's answer Your father may file a new petition. The first case was correctly denied because you were married while the petition was pending; permanent residents may only sponsor unmarried children.
Allen C. Ladd's answer To make sure I understand correctly, your sister is a US citizen and is 23 years old. Your sister may petition your mother for permanent residence, yes. Whether your mother applies for naturalization is up to your mother, and it is something that will only come up after your mother has been an LPR (lawful permanent resident) for about 5 years. I trust this answers your question but if not, please let me know.
Allen C. Ladd's answer Big repercussions. You cannot "port" a PR case until you have filed I-485 and it's been pending 180 days.
As far as your "responsibilities," they are bringing you to permanent residence, so either you are with them or you aren't. Having your own attorney will allow you to explore other options, whatever they may be, but it doesn't automatically find you a new way to the finish line of your pending PR case. Good luck!
Allen C. Ladd's answer I don't know if this is an immigration case in any respect but as I am a Georgia-licensed attorney I will advise you to call the State Bar of Georgia in Atlanta and ask for their Lawyer Referral Service, and then ask for help with a family lawyer in Greene County. Your best option may be in Augusta to the east or Atlanta to the west, but ask for a full list for the state if necessary and go over it. You may be lucky and get a lawyer right where you are, or the next county over. Keep an open...
When will she be released from prison? Can you postpone the interview until then?
The best advice I can give you is to find a good immigration lawyer. A couple suggestions: State Bar of Georgia in Atlanta has a free lawyer referral service. Google them and find the tel # and call them and ask them for a list of immigration lawyers in your county. Next suggestion, go to the website for American Immigration...
But to answer: Yes, it will affect the processing. As a protective measure, I think you would want to file an I-131 and ask for a Re-Entry Permit, which will protect your wife for up to 2 years during processing. You should also either: (a) get an InfoPass appointment at your local field office (Alex/Arl/DC?) or (b) better yet, make an appointment for a consultation with an immigration lawyer....
Allen C. Ladd's answer You may actually apply for naturalization as early as February 2019, thanks to a "hidden" 90-day provision ... as long as you have been resident in the same city/county for 90 days leading up to your filing date. And stay there another 90 days, I believe that may be the rule.
Allen C. Ladd's answer Thank you for your very thoughtful and courteous question! I don't see any problem at all with the H-1B process. It's when driving and alcohol mix that there are serious serious consequences. Piacere!
Allen C. Ladd's answer Probably your own country would be best. Unless you have permission to travel to Canada, Mexico, or a Caribbean island. That would depend on your rights as a citizen of your own country, and what kind of visa (if any) that Canada, Mexico, etc. require. Go to the webpage of Canada, Mexico, etc. in your home country, to see what the requirements are.
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