I had some very minor indiscretions as a youngster under the age of 18yo one of which being found in possession of less than 0.5 grams of cannibis. When applying for my original 2 year conditional visa (which I obtained in London without incident) I used an attorney who specialized in this type of... Read more »
Yes you must answer every question honestly. Even if you already told immigration about it before. Immigration knows about your previous criminal offense and if you answer that question "no," your application will be denied and you will most likely be placed in immigration proceedings. I...Read more »
I am an international student on F1 visa, married to a LPR recently. My spouse has not file I-130 for me yet. I will graduate next semester and will apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT). My question is can I apply for work authorization I-765 while pending I-130 or vice versa?
Filing the I-130 does not allow you to apply for work authorization. Your work authorization will be based on your F-1/OPT status. Your spouse can go ahead and file the I-130 for you and you can apply for your OPT work authorization as you would if your spouse had not yet filed for you. Filing the...Read more »
I suggest that you contact an experienced immigration attorney with your issue. I cannot speak to Canadian immigration law, as I am only an attorney in the United States. The fact that you are a pilot can complicate things depending on how much time you spend outside the country. You must be...Read more »
You cannot get legal status (a green card) with withholding of removal. If you have another way to get a green card (like through marriage to a USC) then you have to ask the immigration court to vacate your removal order and terminate your proceedings. I suggest you contact an experienced...Read more »
You cannot work in the U.S. without a valid work visa or EAD. You can be found inadmissible and thus will need a waiver to continue with your AOS if immigration finds that you worked in the U.S. illegally.
As long as your advance parole is still valid and provided that your advance parole is NOT based on humanitarian purposes, you are free to travel for any reason outside the U.S. and reenter the country when your return. Make sure you come back to the U.S. before the advance parole expires or they...Read more »
Unless DACA is repealed by President Trump, you should renew your DACA before it expires just like you would have before Trump took office. Nothing has changed in that respect. Renewing your DACA prevents you from accruing unlawful presence and without the renewal, you will not be permitted to work...Read more »
Parents(green card holders) sponsored their son who has been illegal for almost 2 years. Now parents are applying for their citizenship that required them to give details of all their kids. Can their sponsoring their illegal son hurt their process? How will that affect the son?
Your son's immigration status and the fact that you sponsored him should have no effect on your citizenship. The most important thing when filing out your citizenship application is to be honest. You must list details about all of your kinds.
You need to submit an original Certificate of Disposition with your I-485 application. A DOJ criminal record will not help.
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