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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Is it too late to involve an attorney for a fall/injury my wife had @ Fla outdoor mall in May 2019?

Just wondering if it’s too old she’s getting no cooperation with mgmt company anymore.

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Aug 5, 2020

You have 4 years to file but retain counsel here in Florida and file as soon as possible while witness memories are still fresh.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Should my spouse complete 2 separate I-864 for me and my minor son (his step son)? We are doing concurrent filing

I live in the US and my spouse filed a i-130 petition for me and a separate petition for my 5 year old son (his stepson). My case got accepted however my sons petition got rejected. The rejection notice state please resubmit with a completed I-944 self sufficiency and /or I-864.

My spouse... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 31, 2020

Read the instructions but if you’re still confused then hire a lawyer to represent you.

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: What does the I-485 packet need to include when filing concurrently besides credit report and check?

Hi, me and my husband has attempted to send in our I-485 document twice now and have failed every time because of missing documents. We are filling our I-130 and I-485 concurrently. The I-130 has been submitted online and we are now trying to send in the I-485. Our I-485 packet now includes a check... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 27, 2020

What forms you need to complete and file depends entirely on your situation. Without a full evaluation of the facts of your case it can not be determined.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Washington on
Q: My sis has a Mexican passport and a visa to visit the U.S. Can she book a flight to visit? I’m in WA state.
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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 24, 2020

Yes if the US consulate has issued her a visa. There may be quarantine requirements so check your states current quarantine policy that’s in effect. The airlines should have this information.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Minnesota on
Q: My biological father was a LPR who was deported. I am a US citizen and was adopted. Can I sponsor him back to the US?

My biological father was a LPR, he was arrested in 1983 shortly after I was born. I was adopted. He was released from prison and deported back to the Dominican Republic in 1997. He is aware he will have to apply for readmission and fill out other paperwork.

Can I sponsor him or my... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 24, 2020

You can sponsor your dad as an immediate relative but he may require a waiver. More facts are needed to determine if he would even qualify. You can sponsor your siblings but the wait time is over a decade.

2 Answers | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: I would like too know if a boyfriend of an owner we both work there but as I sat with the other worker I received a text

Saying to do a sexual act for money is this sexual harassment

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 23, 2020

Yes absolutely. Discuss your case with counsel here in Florida.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can my wife travel to US with visitor visa in this current situation?

I am a US citizen trying to bring my wife to US. She has visitor visa. I was wondering if there would be any complication bringing her here. I haven't filled out any immigration application for to get her the green card. I don't know if the US custom boarder would stop her from entering... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 23, 2020

A visitor visa is for the purpose of visitation not to come here permanently. If CPB finds out she is married to you, a US citizen, they may deny her entry because of concealed intent. She has to tell the truth as to what the purpose of her trip is. If she intends to reside permanently here then... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: Do I have a case if a company rehires someone who sexually harassed me?

There was an shift leader who would repeatedly call me endearing names, attempt to hold my hand, hug me, and put me in random chokeholds. He eventually slapped me on the rear which was seen by cameras and another employee. I reported this to management(The GM and another shift leader. They assured... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 22, 2020

You may have a claim. Does the company have more than 15 employees? Discuss your case with counsel here in Florida about contingency fee representation which means you pay nothing unless you win.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Marriage in US or Colombia

My girlfriend is a Colombian national who still resides in Colombia. I am a US citizen and we are trying to figure out if it is best for her to get K1 visa and us get married in US or we get married in Colombia and then I apply for visa for her

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 20, 2020

The K visa has a little bit faster processing time. You must have met within two years from filing for her visa as well. Counsel anywhere in the USA can represent you. Good luck!

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: What do you think is an appropriate amount to ask for in a DEMAND LETTER where a large corp calls POLICE on me for no re

What do you think is an appropriate amount to ask for in a DEMAND LETTER where a large corporation calls the POLICE on someone with a disability for no reason (EARLY AM), when they know I am a delivery driver. They illegally detain me, refuse to let me out of the large business (use intimidation... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 19, 2020

You should retain counsel to represent you if not already represented. Parties who are not represented are not taken seriously.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: 1.Is below case "strong"? 2. We filed for adjustment of status 3 weeks before 6 month tourist visa expires. Enough time?

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 15, 2020

A US citizen can sponsor his foreign national spouse for her green card as long as she entered the country lawfully.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Maryland on
Q: please help

i have a girlfriend who is 37 with 2 kids she came here three years ago but she never renew the visa so she can not get citzenship she is also married but she wants to divorce him but he threaten to take her kids and he said if she goes back to her country he will have her killed he even said he... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 15, 2020

There are international child abduction laws that would prohibit that. Your girlfriend needs to consult a family law lawyer to take steps to prevent that. Court orders in addition to placing a hold on her children’s passports etc are some of the steps to take. A family law lawyer needs to be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Minnesota on
Q: Hi I have a question about changing my status and applying for green card based on marriage.

I'm from South Korea and right now I'm in the states with J1 visa participating in Aupair program. I came here in May 2018 and after one year, I extended it for one more year. So I was going to be done in May 2020 but then Covid19 broke out. So DOS allowed in-country Aupairs to extend for... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 14, 2020

If the 2 year return home rule does not apply then you can. The K visa application you filed would be rejected as invalid. The fiancé visa is for foreign national fiancés living abroad who would be processing at their home consulate. You live here so you wouldn’t qualify. Retain counsel for... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Juvenile Law for New York on
Q: Can I be sued for negligence on behalf of my child?

My 10 year old son waa riding his bike on the sidewalk and accidentally bumped into a woman. The woman fell and scraped her elbow. My son got scared and left his bike and ran home. A few minutes later, I arrived at the scene and the woman's husband immediately began threatening to sue me. The... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 20, 2020

Call your homeowners insurance company. Tell them what happened and ask if this would be covered under your policy.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: I am marrying my fiance, who is an F1 visa holder. Is it possible to be married in the state of SC?

I am a naturalized citizen. We have been together for over 2 years and intend to stay with her for life.

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

Yes after you get married you can apply to get her green card and apply for a work permit which you can get before the green card. Because the process is taking at least a year file soon to get the process started.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arizona on
Q: What is the average processing time for me a US citizen to get a green card for my wife who has over stayed her visa?
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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 12, 2020

As a US citizen spouse sponsoring a foreign national, your wife would be considered an immediate relative. Currently it’s taking about a year from the filing until the interview date but maybe longer due to the covid crisis.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: I am a US citizen, how long would it take to get a green card for my wife who has over stayed her visa?

We are planning to move to Chicago and needed to know how long it would take to process her green card from there.

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 12, 2020

A US citizen can sponsor his foreign national spouse despite that she overstayed her visa and provided no grounds of inadmissibility otherwise exist (ie crimes, etc). The current processing time is taking at least one year from the time of filing and most likely a wee bit longer due to the covid... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: I have a question about I-864A joint sponsor. I hope someone can help me to understand.

Last month, I got married to US Citizen and she does not meet minimum income requirements. Thereafter, I talked to my uncle and he said he and his wife together makes about 35,000 a year in total household income for year 2019 based on IRS tax filling. And, this was only for year of 2019.My uncle... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 10, 2020

To avoid RFEs and lengthy delays/denial for incorrect paperwork processing, consider working with an attorney to represent you throughout the year long process of your case. Counsel anywhere in the USA can represent you.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: Hi,Is it compulsory to submit I-944 with I-485.
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 7, 2020

Yes, under the new public charge rule those applicants adjusting status to lawful permanent resident must file the 944 form along with the 485. This is the general rule but it’s currently being challenged in court. Until a decision is made the form must be filed.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: N-400.

Hello there,

My mother just went to her second naturalization interview because she failed the civic portion the first time.

The officer told me she passed the civic but still had to deny her because she doesn't speak English? I'm so lost and confused and don't know... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jul 7, 2020

To qualify to become a naturalized citizen, you have to be able to demonstrate proficiency in English which includes being able to have a conversation in English.

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