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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Good morning, I just got married to a us citizen and need some help with status adjustment. I'm from South Africa.

I need to know what to do, i'm lost?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 25, 2021

You should retain counsel that will handle the case from start to finish. Some of us represent clients for a very affordable flat fee, with no hidden costs. Counsel in any state can represent clients in any other state and all over the world pursuant to federal immigration law.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: ohio to florida ymca felonious assault victim me reward lives in florida!

disability

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 25, 2021

Yes, if you have been assaulted On a business premises, then you can file suit against the business owner and manager based upon a theory of security negligence. Discussed your case in private with counsel here in Florida for possible contingency fee representation, which means you don’t pay... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for North Carolina on
Q: I was married in Florida. Can you still represent me? If so, could I get an estimate of the price include all paper work
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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 23, 2021

Pursuant to federal law, an immigration lawyer licensed in any state, can represent a client in any other state, and all over the world for that matter. The best approach would be to pick up the phone and call various lawyers to get the fees that you are comfortable with. Some of us charge a very... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Florida on
Q: Will an arrest be made on a domestic violence case even if no arrest was originally made.?

I called the police after my ex husband strangled me. By the time the police came, he had left. She took down the details and told me she would file a report and a detective would be in contact with me.

It’s been a few days and I haven’t heard anything. Will an arrest be made? Will... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 14, 2021

Yes, the wheels of justice grind slowly but I am sure that a report will be processed, and an arrest will most likely be made. If you don’t hear anything after a week, then call the officer that took the report to get a status update.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Missouri on
Q: Can my fiancée apply for a K-1 visa if she has a tourist visa application in process?

I am a US citizen living in the US and my fiancée is a Mexican citizen living in Mexico. We would like to start the process for attaining a K-1 visa. However, my fiancée currently has a tourist visa application in process. Do we need to wait for the tourist visa process to complete before... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 10, 2021

OK so the Two different applications involve two different sets of intent. One involves the intent to reside permanently, while the other involves the intent to reside temporarily. If She wishes to immigrate permanently, then she should petition for a fiancée visa and process at the US consulate... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hello good morning . I am a undocumented immigrant that need some advice my wife died and I really need help

Is there any approach into being neutralized as a widower to an American citizen

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 9, 2021

Yes it’s possible, but a lot more facts are needed to determine whether you qualify. Discuss your case with counsel privately to determine your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arizona on
Q: I am an American citizen and have a girlfriend that is from Venezuela and lives in Mexico how can she come to U.S.
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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 5, 2021

OK so if you have physically met your girlfriend, and she is living in Mexico, she can be sponsored by you for a fiancée visa and process her K visa at the US consulate in Mexico. A foreign national living in a country that is not native to his or her passport or birth, can still seek permission... Read more »

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 »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 4, 2021

You should submit as much financial proof of your situation as possible, in order to avoid having to get a joint sponsor. This would include a letter from your employer, showing your rate of pay, your job title, and that your employment will likely continue into the for seeable future. You should... Read more »

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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?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jan 27, 2021

Yes if you are a US citizen over the age of 21, you can sponsor your mother for her green card. She should process at the US consulate in Mexico and I strongly recommend you retain counsel to handle the case from start to finish. Some of us charge a very affordable flat fee to handle a case from... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: can we get married in Turkey? Or do we have to travel to Abu Dhabi (UAE)?

I am an American citizen. I am working remotely but my residence (my taxes) still in California. I have been traveling overseas for 5 months.

My fiance is a resident in UAE ( Abu Dhabi).

She is a Syrian citizen but she is resident in UAE along with her family.

My fiance and... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jan 26, 2021

The US department of state will recognize as valid any marriage in the world as long as that marriage, where performed, is recognized as valid. Your fiancé can select the consulate that she wants to process her visa at, but the government will have the final say so as to whether the consulate... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Does foreign spouse have to submit birth certificate copy when filing I-130?

I am a US Citizen planning on petitioning for my foreign wife. A third-party source I read said to include copy of foreign spouse birth certificate when filing the I-130 petition but I can’t find that information anywhere on the official gov website or forms. It seems foreign birth certificates... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jan 20, 2021

So if you go to the US CIS website, you can find that there is a document called “instructions for the I 130 form.” You have to read those instructions, and it will explain exactly what supporting documentation you must provide when submitting the I 130.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander on
Q: I need help

2 men accused me of taking money in a video that an internet show broadcast, but it is a lie and I have the evidence to prove that it is a lie, I already asked the show to remove the video but they refuse to do so and I They have affected a lot, they are in Los Angeles and I in Birmingham. 1 of... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jan 15, 2021

Yes, as a private citizen, you would have to prove negligence on the part of the media defendant in order to recover damages. Since they accused you of committing a crime or at least it appears that way, more evidence and facts would be needed but if that’s the case, then you don’t have to... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: Is it possible to bring my mother here even though I'm on food stamp?

I became a naturalized citizen in 2019, I want to petition for my mother to come to the u.s so I can go to work, I am a stay at home mom but my husband work.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Dec 27, 2020

A US citizen adult child can sponsor their parent for a green card. You are required to file a financial affidavit to show that you have sufficient income to be their financial sponsor. If your income is insufficient, then you will have to engage a joint financial sponsor. A joint financial sponsor... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Wisconsin on
Q: I got divorced in the state of Wisconsin in October 2020. I have a fiance currently residing abroad and planning of. . .

bringing him here in the USA. In Wisconsin, you can't marry again not until after 6 months from the date of divorce. My question is can I file my I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance now of do I have to wait after six months to file the petition?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Dec 27, 2020

It takes roughly 7 to 8 months in order for the K-1 visa to be approved after it’s filed, and then it takes at least three months before the interview at the overseas consulate is scheduled. Based On the above timeframe, there will be at least six months to transpires from the time that your... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: If I overstayed in U.S during covid and my fiance decided to call me with fiance visa, would that overstayed affect me?
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Dec 23, 2020

Your question does not make any sense. Please re-post the question again.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Washington on
Q: I am a US citizen and I met a Brazilian citizen who came to the country with a visa (B1/B2). I fell for him

And I want to marry him .Is it possible ? any implications . How long should we wait before marry him and apply for permanent residency .

Thanks

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Dec 23, 2020

Yes if you are a US citizen, and you marry somebody that entered the United States with permission, which it appears to be the case, then you can sponsor him for his green card and he can adjust status here and does not have to return home to obtain that. Now there’s a 90 day rule, which... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Kentucky on
Q: What to do if someone wants to get married while on a student or work visa.

If someone is here on a student visa or work visa can they get married or do they need to go back to their country of origin and apply for a fiance visa.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Dec 20, 2020

If the person entered the country legally, which it appears to be the case, and they get married to a US citizen, then the US citizen can sponsor them for a green card, despite that they overstayed their visa, and they do not have to return home to process that green card.

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Personal injury

Formal letter sent to adjustor 30 days ago, she has not provided information requested.

If a lawyer filed suit, and the insurer lawyer is not able to present the insured. Would a default judgement occur? And would the insurer be responsible because they didnt respond to the letter? Within... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Dec 20, 2020

So keep in mind that many lawyers in the state of Florida do not file lawsuit. Lawsuits require real work and deadlines and confrontation with opposing counsel, and spending money out of pocket to fight the case in court. Most lawyers choose to just try to attempt to settle the case with the... Read more »

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5 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New Mexico on
Q: Our church Pastor and his wife have been here over 30 year but do not have legal status. Can the church sponsor them

They do have 2 adult children born here too. He has been the pastor for 24 years

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Dec 11, 2020

As the other attorneys have stated, if he has a child over the age of 21, and the parents entered the country with permission, then they can be sponsored by their adult child for green cards. In order to make the process go smoothly and without complications, I suggest you retain counsel to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Adoption for Minnesota on
Q: French citizenship through (french) stepfather?

My stepfather (legally) married my mother a few years ago while I was a teenager. He is from France, and he lives in the US as a permanent resident but is still a French citizen.

I read that under French law, plenary adoption can occur until age 20, and citizenship is automatically granted... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Dec 8, 2020

Call the French embassy in Washington DC or Minneapolis Minnesota if there is one in Minneapolis, and start the process there. The staff employees at the consulate can tell you in about five minutes whether or not you qualify for French citizenship. I wish you the best of luck

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