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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Immigration Law for New York on
Q: How to gain right to work for non us citizen?

All talent that we represent must either be a US citizen or have the

right to work within the US. In order to work in the adult industry in

the US two forms of US issued id's are required

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Mar 8, 2021

It depends on your circumstance and current status in US. Probably best to consult with an immigration attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Montana on
Q: The mother of my child is American. However she was born in England bt lived here 42yrs How can we get her U.S.citizens?

AS A child her Father ONLY- (dec-citizen), raised her inside the US. THEN She was 12 & forced into foster care. She had graduated HS, ALWAYS WORKED since age 17 or younger and always paid her taxes like ALL Americans SHOULD. She never has been on Assistance or has never asked the government for... Read more »

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Hector E. Quiroga answered on Mar 10, 2021

She might already be a USC, but without knowing more details it is impossible to say. If she is not, but if she entered lawfully and has a USC child over 21, then she might be eligible to adjust status. She should consult with an immigration attorney to see her options.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Can a neighbour (US citizen) with previous felonies co-sponsor my Affidavit of Support for a spouse visa for my wife?

I am currently unemployed and therefore, do not meet the financial requirements to support my wife with our spouse visa application? Will a close neighbour with the required assets be able to co-sponsor her? She has previous felonies for drug related offences (she left prison over 5 years ago).... Read more »

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Hector E. Quiroga answered on Feb 25, 2021

As long as she is willing/able to meet the financial and legal obligations of doing so, yes. The fact that she has a felony conviction in and of itself should not be a barrier.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: If a person was deported for an aggravated felony are any options available for re-entry to the US?

Does the sanctuary status of MA change anything with relation to possible options?

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Feb 25, 2021

There might be a possibility of requesting advance permission to enter as a nonimmigrant. Consult with an immigration attorney familiar with such cases to see if there is a possibility for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Missouri on
Q: I am on B2 visa,diagnosed with breast cancer.My visa expires.I want to stay here for medical purposes what should do?

Came to USA on 2019 October. Because of COVID and my health conditions I cannot go back to my country . My visa expires in 3 months. Since I am diagnosed with cancer recently (after coming here) and we don’t have treatment for my situation in our country , I want to stay here until I get... Read more »

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Hector E. Quiroga answered on Feb 25, 2021

You should be able to apply for an extension of your current status. Consult with an immigration attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Can I get married to my boyfriend despite us not living together? I am a permanent resident. We are college students.

We are going to different colleges in different states and will probably be doing long-distance for a while. Will this marriage be legitimate in Massachusetts? He is not American. If possible, I want him to live with me in America permanently.

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Feb 25, 2021

Yes. You will have to show evidence of good faith marriage as well as an explanation as to why you are currently living apart.

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for North Carolina on
Q: Can I (USC) marry my Mexican fiance in the US with his B1/B2 visa. Then return to Mexico for the immigration process?

We want to marry here in the USA. He will need to return to Mexico because of his job. I plan to go back with him after the wedding, and we will start the 1-130 Spouse visa petition from Mexico. Can we get married here with his tourist visa?

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Feb 25, 2021

There is no issue with regards to the immigration process. Check into the local rules with regards to marriage eligibility.

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Immigration Law for Washington on
Q: Can I apply for citizenship even though I have a DUI on my background?

I have my green card residency for more than 20 years and I want to apply for my citizenship but I don't know if I can because I have a DUI on my background. What can I do and what is the process like?

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Feb 8, 2021

It seems unlikely that a single DUI would negatively impact your application for citizenship. Applicants for citizenship must show 5 years of good moral character, so if the DUI was in the last five years you might want to wait until more than five years have passed. You will also want to make sure... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Hi, I am Canadian citizen and my fiancé is on H1 visa in states. What are my visa option to live and work in states ?

We want to know available VISA options before marriage or after marriage. Also what is the fastest Visa option ?

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Feb 8, 2021

H4 is an option. That is for derivatives of H1B visas. You might also see if a TN visa for Canadians is an option for you.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Hi I am on an F2 Visa. There is a small company willing to hire me, how can I change mine to a work permitted visa?

I have MBA degree and 3 years experience in related work

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Feb 8, 2021

There are likely options, yes, but you really need to discuss what those are with an immigration attorney who is familiar with employment visas, both immigrant and nonimmigrant, to see if you are eligible for anything.

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3 Answers | Asked in Tax Law and Immigration Law for Colorado on
Q: I-130, does low Income affected eligibilty to bring my wife in US?

I'm a new graduate , green card holder with a decent job now and planning to bring my wife in US. Last year my total income was around $8000 but this year it is around $50000. IRS ask 21k per year for family of 2. Can I submit my document will only the last tax year or will I need to add both... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Feb 8, 2021

You must submit information regarding the three most recent tax years, but you will only submit a copy of the most recent one—2020.

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Family Law and Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Can I have an appointment with a free immigration lawyer that also handles employment and family issues?
Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Feb 8, 2021

It depends. You might see what nonprofit agencies in your area provide. Attorneys also provide pro bono services from time to time. They challenge will be finding someone who has expertise in all three areas.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Maryland on
Q: How can I fill my i-160 form for F1 visa application where my grandmother had submitted an N-400 with my name on it?

My grandmother filed an N-400(she's now a citizen) with my name on it as an adopted child but there is no adoption decree and I am over 21, but I do have a legal adoption decree from my home country with my aunt's(a US citizen) name on it , I submitted an I-160 for B2 visa and indicated... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Jan 29, 2021

You do not say why your application for a B1/B2 visa was denied. Such reasons may not impact an application for an F1 visa.

You should put the information relative to the woman who is your legal mother. If your aunt legally adopted you in your home country, that’s who you should put.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Immigration Law for California on
Q: Can I apply for jobs after grace period since I have a valid H1B?

My H1b is valid till 2022. I lost my job few months ago and my 60 days grace period is over.

My spouse is on H1b so i applied for Change of Status to H4 and a H4 EAD.

But since I have an H1B, Can I still interview for jobs and ask the company to apply for a H1B transfer and... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Jan 29, 2021

Just because your H1B has a 2022 expiration date, that does not mean it is still valid. Such visas are tied to a specific employer.

Having said that, you can apply for jobs, but you cannot start working lawfully until you have an approved EAD.

5 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: When can I file the petition for the K1 visa?

I met my girlfriend now fiance back in august 2019, when can I petition for the K1 visa? We have already met twice.

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Jan 29, 2021

If you can show that you have met her within 2 years of applying, then as long as you meet the other requirements, you can apply now.

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4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: My mom came here with a tourist Visa and overstayed. She has been in Mexico for 10 yrs can I put in an I130?

Is it easier for her to get another tourist visa and once she’s her I put in the application to fix her status?

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Jan 29, 2021

That’s tricky. It might be easy, but if your mother comes to the US on a tourist visa knowing that she plans to immigration, that can be considered visa fraud. The safest thing to do is start with the petition then have her apply for an immigrant visa. Because she did accrue unlawful presence the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for North Carolina on
Q: Does adjustment of status is possible from TPS if I have F-1 entry to USA and what about if I travel outside?

Currently in OPT and TPS, OPT will expire soon. Entered USA with F-1 Visa. USCIS set-forth a notice saying TPS doesn't qualify for adjustment purposes if alien comes in without "inspection and admission or parole". And, also if travel is done using TPS then after returning back, the... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Jan 8, 2021

If you entered on an F-1, that counts as a lawful entry for the purposes of adjustment.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Do I have to sponsor stepchild as well (I-864)? How risky is it to sponsor an MBA who works at a bank with an I-864?

My Chinese girlfriend is pregnant with our child. We are planning to marry. She wants me to sponsor her with an I-864 so she can stay and raise our child together. The issue is that she has a child from a prior marriage who lives in China. If I sponsor her with the I-864, do I have to sponsor... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Jan 8, 2021

You do not need to sponsor the stepchild, no, unless you claim the child as a dependent.

The I-864 is a contract between you and the federal government that you will provide a certain level of financial support to the sponsored immigrant. If you want her to immigrate through you, you need...
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4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: My mom was naturalized when I was 16. I'm now 18. Can I derive my citizenship from her using the N-600 form?

My sister, who was 18 at the time my mom was being naturalized, got her citizenship through my mom. I wasn't able to because I couldn't get in touch with my separated dad as I was a minor and needed permission from both parents. Now that I'm 18 (I'm a permanent resident), do I... Read more »

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Hector E. Quiroga answered on Jan 8, 2021

You became a citizen at the moment your mother did, since you were under the age of 18 at the time. You file the form N-600 simply to get a record of that fact.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: What’s the fastest way for a Mexican citizen to be admitted into the United States?

My mother is a Mexican citizen. Her father is being taken off life support tomorrow here in the United States. Is there a permit she can get to cross the Orta border legally just to say her goodbyes and attend the funeral?

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Jan 8, 2021

If she has not done so already, she can apply for a tourist visa. As part of the supporting documents that she will submit at the interview, she should show that this is an emergency issue, which should improve her chances of the visa getting approved. It won’t likely happen as fast she wants it... Read more »

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