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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on

Q: Can illegal immigrant applying 4 a green card thru marriage be eligible for adjustment of status if they entered illegal

Man brought here in 2003 when only 4 years old! Mom abandoned him and older sister (she is now 28) here 6 years ago. Hasn't committed any crimes. Just wants to get a green card once we get married. (I'm a US citizen born here).

James Geoffrey Beirne answered on Apr 23, 2018

If you came into the country without documentation you will have to consular process. That means that you will file your spousal petition I-130 then when it gets approved you make an appointment to process through the consulate, e.g. Ciudad Juarez. They will ask for a waiver of your unlawful... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Health Care Law for California on

Q: How can I add my domestic partner to my work health insurance if she dosent have a social security number

Or a ITIN number

James Geoffrey Beirne answered on Jan 26, 2018

If you marry, then you can file a spousal petition for an immediate relative. Your partner will get work authorization and a social security number very quickly.

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for California on

Q: is chapter 13 multiple bankruptcy filing within a year or a calendar year (jan 1st -dec 31)?

James Geoffrey Beirne answered on Sep 5, 2017

The Code says within a year which means the 12 months preceding.

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Q: I only have my daca and do to the financial situation I'm in I'm considering to file bankrupcey. Could this affect me?

Could this affect me in any way immigration wise? Like fileing to become resident in the feature? Renewing daca? Or risk of deportation?

James Geoffrey Beirne answered on Jun 15, 2017

The filing of a bankruptcy will not effect your ability to adjust status in the future. §525 of the Bankruptcy Code says that the government cannot discriminate against you merely for having filed for protection under the Code. As far as your DACA, have you considered applying for Advance... Read more »

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