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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Hello, my husband and I have been married for almost 15 months. He lives in another country and I live in the US.

I am a US citizen. We want to file for him to be able to live in the US with me. What are our options and obstacles?

We never lived together but we did visit each other 2 or 3 times a year. We've been together a total of 3 years.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 26, 2020

If you are already married then you can sponsor him for a spousal visa and he can process at the consulate overseas. Retain counsel here in Florida for representation.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I was assaulted on jet blue by a passenger. I need a negligent security attorney
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 26, 2020

You should discuss the facts of your case to see how viable it is. Attorneys on this website are ethically precluded from soliciting you as a client, but you can reach out to one one of us using the find a lawyer tab. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Will I be dismissed if I arrive to the US pregnant for delivery even if I pay the dr and accommodation in advance ?

As per the new regulations? I already have the visa B1/B2 I don’t want immigration I just want delivery and go back to home country

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 24, 2020

There are new public charge rules now in effect that apply to immigrants inside the US who seek to adjust status, but also to immigrants outside the US seeking entry with some types of non immigrant visas. You should discuss with an attorney how this new law will affect you if you seek to gain... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Can my step-dad cosponsor my wife for green card if he recently divorced my mom?

I want to sponsor my wife for a green card. Because I’m self-employed abroad and have claimed Foreign Earned Income Tax Exclusion, I want to have a co-sponsor so there’s no problems with my application.

However, My “father” I’ve known all my life is my step-father. And he and my... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 23, 2020

Yes your step dad can act as a joint sponsor if he is a US citizen or has a green card and makes sufficient income.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Which French visa is the appropriate visa given these circumstances?

My son is an American citizen who has been living in Thailand and working for the past 2.5 years. While living in Thailand he met a French citizen with whom he is now having a baby and planning to marry. Their work contracts in Thailand end in March and the baby is due in July. They plan to marry... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 21, 2020

France has their own immigration laws so you would need to seek the advise of a lawyer in France. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: What should my US citizen spouse do if he did not file his most recent 2nd and 3rd taxes on form i 864 due to no job?

For the past 2nd and 3rd year, my husband did not file taxes due to unemployment. In the past year he became an independent contractor as a realtor but our most recent joint tax returns did not meet the income requirement. He has a joint sponsor who meets the income requirements. Will his previous... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 18, 2020

Your husband must still file an 864, despite that his income is not enough, and explain why he didn't file taxes. Also, you can enlist the joint sponsor and if he has sufficient income, as long as he is an LPR or US citizen. Keep in mind if you file after the 24th, the old forms are going to be new... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Wisconsin on
Q: My husband filed all his papers in November 15th 2019. We are married. We got married while he was here on a j1 visa. Im

From wisconsin and he's from jamaica. How long will it take for his work permit to get here?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 17, 2020

Did his J1 visa have a 2 year restriction on it? Are you a US citizen? Discuss your case with an attorney in a private free phone consultation.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Colorado on
Q: What should I do when the Immigration officer?

My wife and I are from the same country. However, she has US citizenship. When I submitted the AOS application (F1-visa), my wife was overseas, and she is still there for family matters.

The interview of AOS based on marriage is in two weeks in Casper Wy.

What should I tell the... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 17, 2020

It may be a problem that you and your wife do not live together. That sends up red flags. The best strategy would be to retain counsel to attend the interview. Above all else, tell the truth and explain why you don't reside together. You can bet that both of you will be interrogated separately.

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: A porch torch burned my friend dress as she walked by it and caught fire is there a case. 3rd degree burns?

Small porch torch bought at Walmart

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 17, 2020

Yes, if your friend suffered injuries as a result of Walmart's negligence, then she has a case. Retain counsel here in Orlando on contingency fee, which means your friend doesn't pay anything unless she wins. Also, take alot of pictures of the injury while it is still fresh. Also go back to the... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: How much is the immigration process
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 15, 2020

More facts are needed. Please be more specific.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for North Carolina on
Q: No this is not a relative this is a man who lives in Italy who wants to marry me
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 14, 2020

Are you a US citizen? Discuss with counsel anywhere in the USA for a free consultation to explore your options.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Someone wants to come to us from Italy what needs to be done
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 14, 2020

more facts are needed..is this a foreign national spouse or fiance of a US citizen/green card holder? a parent of US citizen? discuss with counsel about the facts of your case in a free consultation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Can permanent resident bring spouse to the US? Would there be any difference if it’s done after getting US citizenship?

I am permanent resident and I’m in love with citizen of another country. I would like to marry her and bring her to United States to live together. As far as I know I’m able to do that with my current status. However, I’m wondering if it would be better to get citizenship first? As far as I... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 13, 2020

Discuss your case with counsel anywhere in the USA for representation. There are several pathways to get her here.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: What is the estimated processing time for a spouse visa compared to a fiancé visa at this time?

My partner and I want to be together in the United States where I live but we don’t know what’s the best choice for us. To get married in Mexico and apply for the spouse visa or wait and do the fiancé visa.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 13, 2020

the faster way is a fiance visa. Counsel anywhere in the US can represent you guys/

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3 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Florida on
Q: My boyfriend has a trust account he can’t touch until he’s 30. His aunt is the trustee.

She hid it from him for 2 years, we think she spent most of the money (her and her husband buy huge houses, expensive trips) and I am now pregnant with his child and she’s now refusing to give him any money. She would give my boyfriend a couple thousand to help when he was struggling with rent.... Read more »

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

Retain a qualified estate planning lawyer so he can obtain the will and any estate planning documents filed with the probate court. That’s where you should begin.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for North Carolina on
Q: My I-485 application was denied. I’m doing a refile. Do I need to have a new medical record?
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 11, 2020

The medical exam record becomes stale if submitted past the deadline. A review of your file would reveal if that’s the case. Consider working with an attorney so that precious time and filing fees are not wasted again. Your application will now be subjected to the new public charge rules that... Read more »

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6 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: My neighbors dog got out from across the street came across and took a chunk out of my arm. Can I do anything?

They have no insurance

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

Yes you have a claim against the dog owner. Discuss with counsel here in Florida about contingency fee representation which means you don’t pay anything unless you win.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for North Carolina on
Q: Can I still adjust my status?

I'm an undocumented immigrant from Nigeria. I came to the states legally on a visitor's visa and my parents overstayed (i was 7 when I got here). I've been living in the US since then and have pretty much built my life here and have a child here. I'm also married to a U.S citizen. My fear is that... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 2, 2020

If you entered the country legally and your husband is a US citizen, he can sponsor you now for your green card despite that your visa has expired. Counsel in any state can represent you.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Kentucky on
Q: Would like to bring my British wife to the us but I don’t want to sponsor - how does that work?
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 2, 2020

She can travel her on the VWP program to visit.

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