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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on

Q: Hi my mom is Canadian citizen she overstayed since July 2017 due to helping Me with my newborn. At beginning we

Do not know as Canadian Only allow to stay for six months since there is no visa on the passport. After finding that out we also learned that she might not able to come back for 10 years if she leaves. So she stayed instead . surprisingly In 2018 she was able to renew her drivers license with... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jun 17, 2019

Are you a US citizen? If yes, discuss your case with counsel here in Florida.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on

Q: K1 visa question about income

At my fiancees K1 visa interview he was told that I (the us sponsor) does not make enough money to be his sponsor, even tho I make above the required amount, I believe they will not accept it because I am on disablitlity . I was able to get an amount raised to put into my savings. will this be... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jun 16, 2019

You should retain counsel here in Florida to represent you from start to finish so that your case will be handled without delay or complications.

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on

Q: 8 year old son bit by service dog at sports complex

My son jumped off the bleachers and ran over to a friend yelling their name. As he ran past the dog it bit the back of his leg. The dog owners are trying to claim that he kicked the dog and that because this is a service dog it is a misdemeanor. My son did not kick this dog and I feel they are... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jun 5, 2019

You can sue the dog owner for your son's damages. Dog owners in Florida are strictly liable for injuries their dog causes to bite victims. Retain counsel here in Fl. on contingency fee. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Indiana on

Q: I just found my right person to get married, she is Thai, I am us Citizen, what is fastest way I can bring her here,

If I file I 129, they said may take 7-9 months, if I file 485, may take 1 year, or K3, don't know how long, I just want he be here as early as I can, then we can file ASAP, either get married here, or get married in Thailand first, which ever helps my case, Appreciate in advance

Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jun 4, 2019

Discuss all available options with counsel and then decide. Counsel anywhere in the USA can take your case.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on

Q: I’m a US Citizen and want to petition my parents to come back into the US through me, how does it work?

We came into USA back in 1996 with a tourist Visa and overstayed illegally, I eventually became a US citizen. My dad left back to Argentina about 2012 or 2013 and my mom a couple of years later. How can I petition for them to come back through me? To become a Legal Resident. Will they need to ask... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jun 3, 2019

The short answer is yes.. it is possible to allow you to sponsor them. More facts are needed to know. Alot of us give free phone consultations.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on

Q: is it quicker getting an immigration lawyer to get my husband here to the us

Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jun 3, 2019

Oftentimes, when lay persons attempt to handle their cases by themselves, mistakes can cause long delays or even worse, outright denials due to not preparing the supporting documents correctly or not being prepared to answer the officers questions at the interview in a way that can cause red flags... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Arkansas on

Q: My daughter was mauled by 2 pit bulls while walking. The owner is not the home owner where they came from whose fault?

Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jun 3, 2019

What state did the attack occur in? Texas or Arkansas?

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on

Q: U-visa application

Recently I just knew about U-visa. I got robbed 3 years ago (in April 2016) and I was injured and in hospital for 5 days. I wonder if I can still apply for U-visa now. Thanks.

Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jun 3, 2019

Yes, have u assisted law enforcement in helping solve this crime? Call to discuss with counsel here in Florida. Many of us give free consultations.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on

Q: Citizenship

im planning to apply for my n400 but my situation is kinda complicated ..i obtained my LPR thru waiver i was emotionally abused by my ex husband been permanent resident for (5yrs.) we divorced (oct2015) grounds for my adultery i didn’t fight him anymore bcoz i just want to be divorced and get out... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jun 3, 2019

Its best if counsel prepares the application and guides you through the process. You have really only 1 shot at this so make it count. Good luck.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on

Q: Hi! Is it possible to come to USA with a K1 visa marry a US citizen and return back to your home country for a while?

How are you going to re-enter the USA?

Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jun 4, 2019

Your best and safest bet is to enter on the K1 visa, then get married, then adjust status to get your green card and then return to your country after the green card is obtained..Green cards do not allow the recipient to remain outside the US for too long or else you will forfeit the green card.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for District of Columbia on

Q: Can an American marry a foreigner who has a VISA? & will they be able to stay in AMERICA while awaiting a green card?

Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jun 3, 2019

Yes, you can sponsor your foreign born spouse for a green card. Counsel anywhere in the USA can handle your case. Alot of us give free consults and are affordable.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on

Q: What to do when a conditional green card is expired and cardholder has been outside the US for more than one year?

My daughter is a US citizen and applied for K-1visa in August 2013. She and her spouse were accepted for a Fiancé VISA and they got married within 90 days of her Husbands arrival. He got accepted for a Conditional Green Card and obtained it. He has a social security number for work and had a... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jun 4, 2019

If he has abandoned his green card, then he will have to refile. Counsel anywhere in the US can assist and take the case from start to finish. Good luck.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law on

Q: Can a foreigner married to a US citizen (without Green Card) enter the US on F1 student visa and apply for GC within?

My German husband and I (a US citizen) recently married and both live outside US, but he is applying to US Universities for 2020. Is it possible he can enter the US on an F1 visa and I sponsor him/apply for Adjustment of Status once he has started studying?

Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jun 4, 2019

Your best bet is to process his LPR at the consulate abroad and once the green card is available, both of you can return to the states and your husband can work or study or do both.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Ohio on

Q: Must I return to Europe after petition approval?

Good morning, I got married to a us citizen in August last year in the US. I am a German citizen. I went back to Europe after our wedding and returned to the US in October 2018. We filled i130, i485 and i765 concurrently in November. Since then we have been waiting for approval. The petition got... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jun 4, 2019

when you entered the US to get married, did you travel on a visitor visa? If so that could be the reason in that your intent was not to visit but to get married and as such, you cant adjust status. There could be many reasons why your interview is at the consulate. Best bet is to speak with counsel... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on

Q: What type of case is this? (sexual harassment/battery?)

Teacher, roughly 50 years old, touched me inappropriately (Put hand on my thigh, tickled me, pressed crotch area against my behind area) throughout the course of 3 months. Also made comments about fighting my boyfriend for me (jokingly), and other small kinds of flirty comments. I am 18. I only... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black answered on Apr 26, 2019

You may have a lawsuit against him personally as well as the school if they failed to screen his background sufficiently enough to see if he had a history of sexually deviant behavior...Was your school public or private?

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Florida on

Q: I am wondering g if there are any lawyers willing to take a case where a dentist performed 2 root canals.

One tooth he broke off the entire back of the tooth. The other root canal he actually drilled to the outer core of the tooth. It is destroyed meaning pulling or implant

Stephen Arnold Black answered on Apr 20, 2019

What damages have u suffered as a result of the dentists negligence?

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on

Q: My wife was in a car accident. She was 8.5 months pregnant. The jaws of life was used to get her out of the car.

Does the insurance have to pay for 2 people on the claim? This is in Florida.

Stephen Arnold Black answered on Apr 19, 2019

Yes, quite possibly, especially if your child is born with birth defects that can be traced back to the accident. Discuss with counsel here in Florida for contingency fee representation.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on

Q: Can I marry my foreign fiancé in Canada )I’m American he’s not ) then apply for adjustment of status when in USA?

From what I understand marrying a foreign national under visa waiver program and then adjusting status ALL in the USA is considered visa fraud and could complicate matters . If we went to Canada to get married then returned to the US and adjusted status would this be acceptable ? Marriage would... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black answered on Mar 23, 2019

You should follow the strict letter of the law so no snafus or delays or denials result in your application processing. Discuss with counsel here in Florida about the best path to a positive result.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on

Q: Can a foreign citizen enter on visa waiver, marry a US citizen and immediately return to country of origin to apply GC?

I understand that any foreign national seeking to marry fiancé and adjust status need to either apply for a K1 visa to do so or convincingly prove that the marriage was not premeditated with intention to stay . What if they entered on visa waiver , married and immediately returned back to country... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black answered on Mar 23, 2019

I agree with Mr. Dixler. The visa waiver program entitles persons from select countries to enter the US without a visa for tourism or business reasons for a limited period of time. You are intending to use that visa waiver privilege to get married. This strategy may in the discretion of an... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on

Q: When applying for a residence,does your American citizen spouse need to submit his taxes from last year or last 3 years?

I would like to know if your American citizen spouse needs to submit together with all the paperwork his taxes from only the last year or the last 3 years?

Stephen Arnold Black answered on Mar 9, 2019

You need to follow the instructions as to what is required on the affidavit of support or RFE (Request for Evidence). Retain counsel here in Florida to process the file, if need be.

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