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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: can i get my money back? i was pying an immgration lawyer but canceled after paying 6000 what can i do.

all he did was the first paperwork. i was the one asking uscis what was going in and in the email uscis sent me it has another lawyer name then the one i was paying and the one thats on my contract. hes not wanting to refund me anything

Ashley Negrette
Ashley Negrette answered on Jun 18, 2020

I recommend reviewing your retainer agreement to see what it says about issuing a refund. I would be cautious with relying on USCIS for information, sometimes their records are not accurate. You should also meet with an attorney to see what other options you have.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Nevada on
Q: Can I travel in & out of the US if I lost my green card, or do I need to replace it first?

Follow up question: Can I apply for a 10-year green card, without replacing my 2-year green card?

Ashley Negrette
Ashley Negrette answered on Aug 17, 2018

If you have a two year green card you should apply to remove the conditions on your residence (Form I-751 if you received your green card through your US Spouse) 90 days before the expiration date on the card. Once that application is approved you will receive a 10 year green card.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Washington on
Q: I just got married and my wife has been living here since 16. She entered with visitors visa. Any advice?

She stayed at the age of 16. Her visa is now expired.

Ashley Negrette
Ashley Negrette answered on Aug 8, 2018

If you are a U.S. citizen you should contact an attorney for help. It is important that the attorney review your wife's immigration and criminal history before any documents are filed. The attorney should also explain the current risks of filing for someone who is undocumented.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for California on
Q: can we fight immgration with this type of charge or is it still an aggravated felony with only a given 6 month sentene?

basically boyfriend who is also my daughters dad came illegally at 15, basically My bf got arrested for car jacking with a gun when there wasn't a gun involved or even found but the DA insisted on charging him with it anyways simply because the guy accusing him of it said there was. He just... Read more »

Ashley Negrette
Ashley Negrette answered on Oct 24, 2017

A firearm offense can have huge immigration consequences. You need to speak with an immigration attorney as soon as possible.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: My mom is a U.S. citizen & when I was younger a case was already open for my citizenship, but we couldn't afford it.

Is there any possible way we could reopen the case?

Ashley Negrette
Ashley Negrette answered on Oct 24, 2017

Maybe! It depends what type of citizenship case and how you qualified. Contact an attorney for help!

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Federal Crimes and International Law for California on
Q: used to be illegal from Mexico twice, returned on my own 11 years ago. Can I marry a us citizen and move to the us?

Had a couple, minor, misdemeanor offenses that I took care of. Never deported. Will my previous illegal status affect coming legally?

Ashley Negrette
Ashley Negrette answered on Oct 24, 2017

Yep! Your case is not a simple case. I recommend having an attorney review your options before you file anything with USCIS.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Im a permanent resident, just got released from probation but i still have a felony on my record,can i travel to mexico?

Can i be denied reentry to the US or deported because of my felony on record? Im not a citizen i have a green card

Ashley Negrette
Ashley Negrette answered on Oct 24, 2017

You should get copies of your certified court records and take them to an immigration attorney BEFORE you depart the country.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: I'm filing a petion for my husband. Do I send all the forms together? I-130,130a,485,864,765 and G-1145?
Ashley Negrette
Ashley Negrette answered on Oct 24, 2017

Maybe! Is your husband eligible to apply in the U.S. or does he have to consular process? I highly recommend that you contact an attorney for assistance.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Forgot to USCIS address change

I have my two year marriage based green card. It was 1 year old in August.

We moved in July but we didn't know we need to change our address with USCIS. I changed my address today, 3 months after moving- online. Do I need to send the form Form AR-11 in mail too? What my husband, who... Read more »

Ashley Negrette
Ashley Negrette answered on Oct 24, 2017

Yes, mail in a paper copy and keep copies for your records.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Is there any way of getting my father back, who recently got deported.

It's been 4 months sense I've seen him.

He got deported for a crime he made 17 years ago.

(If this helps) My 4 year brother now takes therapy for this cause.

Ashley Negrette
Ashley Negrette answered on Oct 24, 2017

It depends what crime he committed. You will need to get certified criminal records and take them to an immigration attorney for analysis.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for California on
Q: I (french citizen) want to marry my longtime girlfriend (us citizen) how and what is the process to do so we live in CA

I was born and raised in france and she was born and raised in the us please thanks in advance for your answer

Ashley Negrette
Ashley Negrette answered on Oct 24, 2017

You will want to file some documents with USCIS and have an interview either in the U.S. or in France. The exact process depends on a lot of factors. Please contact a US immigration attorney for detailed advice.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Tourist visa issue

I'm doing a tourist visa for my father-in-law who is coming from the Philippines in the process of getting his paperwork together it shows that he is married to somebody other than a person that he's been with for the last 51 years we have found out that he was put into an arranged... Read more »

Ashley Negrette
Ashley Negrette answered on Oct 24, 2017

It could be! You should ask for help from an immigration attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: I'm Norwegian. Will I have problems crossing the U.S. border from Mexico once per month on an ESTA?

I'm 27, Norwegian citizen who used to study in California. I would like to stay in Tijuana as an expat over 3-6 months because of the low living costs and that it's near my friends in California.

Ashley Negrette
Ashley Negrette answered on Oct 24, 2017

I'm assuming you are referring to the visa waiver program. If so, your entry must be from a noncontiguous territory in order to reset the 90 day clock.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Green card issue when travelling

I am a US Citizen, my parents have green cards since 2015,

they have been travelling twice a year, always 5 months in Poland, 1 month in in US, last week they got some issue at LAX, they office was very upset, angry ( my parents dont speak english) and he put a note on their passport that... Read more »

Ashley Negrette
Ashley Negrette answered on Oct 24, 2017

It sounds like your parents may have abandoned their permanent residence. Your parents need to speak to an immigration attorney as soon as possible.

To answer your questions:

1 - Yes, they probably will have a problem entering the U.S. again

2 - If their card is taken away...
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1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Immigration Law and Consumer Law for Nevada on
Q: my immigration lawyer wont give me my file until i pay him and its in collection since 2011 what can i do
Ashley Negrette
Ashley Negrette answered on Oct 10, 2017

You should contact the County Bar Association in your area. They have programs that can help settle disputes between attorneys. Each state has different requirements for attorneys so its important to know the rule the applies and then take action accordingly.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: my husband just got news that his father passed, is there anyway w/o visa & green card can he go to Nigeria and come bk

He has residency, just do not have a visa or greencard, and it hurts me to know his father died and he can’t even go back home b/c he can’t come back to USA...so I’m here looking for answers

Ashley Negrette
Ashley Negrette answered on Oct 10, 2017

What status does your husband have? If he has a pending green card application he may be eligible for a travel document which can be expedited based on the emergent situation.

However, if he is in the U.S. without any status at all, there serious immigration penalties can attach upon...
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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Hello. I have an immigration question please. I am married to a US citizen who has dual citizenship in the UK.

We reside in the UK. My husband wants us to live in the US. Can he apply for K3/K4 (for the kids) visas from the UK (London Field Office) or does he have to apply physically in the US and/or require a US address? Many thanks.

Ashley Negrette
Ashley Negrette answered on Oct 10, 2017

Good Afternoon, thank you for your question. Here is my response:

You may apply for the K3 visa to enter the U.S. The K3 visa process is taking about 7 months at the California Service Center (other service centers may be different). Your spouse has to apply for the K3 visa first with USCIS...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: By accident to a police officer I disclose that my mom is undocumented

Should I be worried about her being deported?

Ashley Negrette
Ashley Negrette answered on Oct 5, 2017

Thank you for your question. Here is my response:

Since your mom is in the U.S. without status she is always at risk of being deported. However, she may have some options available such as a petition through US citizen relatives. I encourage you to contact an attorney for assistance to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Im a permanent resident have 2 old DUI's married to a us citizen for 4 years. Can i apply for us citizenship?

My last DUI was 4 years ago, i dont owe no probation or fines. My parents are us citizens and i have been a permanent resident for over 20 years.

Ashley Negrette
Ashley Negrette answered on Oct 5, 2017

Thank you for your question. Here is my response:

You might be eligible for U.S. Citizenship. There are a lot of other factors to consider such as: how you received your green card; how much time you have spent outside the U.S.; your good moral character; and English speaking ability....
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