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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: my fiance is from the Philippines but lives 25 years already in Japan. She got her travel Visa 2 times denied

the american embassy denied 2 times her visa, to visit me in the US. I even wrote a invite letter, but they not even looked at it. Only thing they ask her, what is your purpose to fly to the US. What can we do, that she can come to visit me for 2 weeks. PS. She has 2 Javanese kids 24 and 16. And a... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jun 1, 2020

The embassy probably thinks she’s at high risk of not returning due to her personal and financial situation. Would marriage to you , a US citizen, solve this problem?Probably yes if you can convince the consulate that she married for love. If that is the ultimate goal then retain counsel here in... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Nevada on
Q: My case was sent to the department of state for visa processing. What does this mean and what should I do next?

I am the petitioner for my wife

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on May 30, 2020

More facts are needed. Is your wife overseas applying for a spousal visa at the foreign consulate ? If so then your processing is going through the normal channels.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: If a person is a citizen and has parents who are over 70 years of age

If a person is a citizen and has parents who are over 70 years of age, who came into the Country legally, with a tourist visa, but then the visa expired. Can the citizen apply for the parents to have a permanent visa or citizenship?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on May 30, 2020

The answer is absolutely yes. A US citizen over 21 can file for their parents and as long as parents entered the country legally, they can adjust status to get green cards despite that their tourist visas have expired. The new law requires each parent to file a declaration of self sufficiency as... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: How much should it cost to get a green card?

I am just wondering on how much the total should for a layer and the green card?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on May 30, 2020

Fees vary from counsel to counsel. Some of us charge a very affordable flat fee for representation from start to finish. Counsel anywhere in the USA can represent you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: How do you get married to a spouse overseas?

So I’m trying to get married to my girlfriend. She’s in the uk and im in the us. I know how the immigrant marriage visa process works to get her here. But how do I get married to her in the first place if you’re not allowed to marry on a tourist visa?(as this can ban her from the us... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on May 28, 2020

She can marry you on a visitor visa provided she intends to return to the UK to process at her home consulate for her spousal visa. Another option is the fiancé visa. If you have met in the last two years, she can apply for her fiancé visa then get married within 90 days of entering the US, then... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: My i -485, i -765, i -131 was denied by USCIS because I did not include sponsor form i -864.

It’s expected that they write me to provide the missing document instead of denial.

According to the letter I have option of appeal. Should I appeal or submit a fresh application ?

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

Consider working with an attorney to help you. Some of us charge a very affordable flat fee for representation from start to finish. You also need the 944 form. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Virginia on
Q: Good Day, I am permenent resident in US. How can I bring my 16 years old sister into the US?
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on May 22, 2020

Even if you were a US citizen it would take many many years. First get your citizenship and then file.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Florida on
Q: What's it mean when they tag on "life felony" to a charge ?

Some guys broke into my house to rob me and my fiance and shot and killed him in the mix,

And now they've dropped there charges down from First Degree Premeditated Murder to Second Degree Murder Life Felony .

And I was wondering what life felony means? Does it mean they would... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on May 20, 2020

It’s probably a distinction without a difference. Both murder 1 and felony murder carry a life sentence. The felony murder rule states that if any death occurs during the commission of a dangerous/violent felony then all the actors involved will go down for murder 1. Aside from the criminal case,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: Can you sue your parents if you get into an argument & they physically abuse you & verbally kick you out the house?

My brother’s girlfriend is 18 & she got into an argument with her parents & she left her bruises & scratches also kicked her out the house. Can she sue them?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on May 18, 2020

Yes she can sue her parents. She should discuss her case with counsel here in Florida about possible representation. The owners homeowner insurance policy benefits could be a possible source of recovery if the harm done to her could be deemed negligent as opposed to intentional.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: My husband came on K1 visa and we married in the 90 day period but haven’t filed AOS yet.

He’s been out of status for about 4 months now. Can we still file AOS based on K1 admission or do we have to file I-130 with AOS forms?

Thank you!

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

You have to marry within 90 days of admittance with a k visa. You do not have to file adjustment of status within 90 days. You can file after the 90 days. Keep in mind your fiancé cannot work or travel until the EAD and travel permit is issued.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Ohio on
Q: H1B and Marriage Help

I have my H1B extension in process and received an RFE on it .My I-94 was expired on Feb 2020.

My fiancé is an American citizen and we are planning to get married next Year.

In Worst case scenario if my Visa is denied we don't want go through the K1/K3 process.

So we... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on May 4, 2020

If you entered the United States legally and then you marry a US citizen, then you can adjust status to get your green card. I would not leave the US until you have obtained the green card. Good luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Consumer Law for Florida on
Q: Event was postponed to 2021. Based on festival terms, it can be postponed without a refund. What said US law about this?

My bank rejected my chargeback based on the festival host t&c. I'm not a USA citizen. I live in Europe.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on May 4, 2020

Parties to a contract have the right to negotiate terms relating to unforeseen events; and how any risks associated with said events would be assumed by the parties. That being said you should retain counsel to fully review the contract to determine your rights and make attempts to negotiate a... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Insurance Defense for Florida on
Q: I found my grandmothers Group Life Insurance Rider,Sears, Roebuck and Co; Effective April 1, 1966

does the rider have value since Sears court ruling was a judgement?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on May 3, 2020

Retain counsel on a contingency fee basis here in Florida to investigate all the facts and determine if you can file a claim for benefits.

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: fell off a roof working for a company two years ago And suffered multiple injuries to his Feet legs and back.

The fall off the roof was caused by equipment Failure, The harness he was in broke and didn’t stop him from falling off the roof. Also had to be life flighted to Shands hospital

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Apr 29, 2020

Who provided the broken harness? You may have a claim against the property owner.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arizona on
Q: Will cash assistance harm my spouse when applying for his green card? I obtain that assistance and not him.

Good morning, I have a quick question in regards to TANF/welfare. I’m a US Citizen if I have applied for government assistance while dating my future spouse whom I’m planning to petition.

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

You will still be able to sponsor him but you will need a joint financial sponsor to assist you with the case.

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: I’m a green card holder and I have a Fiance living in Colombian can I get her a Fiance vida before we get marry ?
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Apr 26, 2020

No. Only US citizens can sponsor their fiancé for a k visa. Marry her overseas and have her process at the US consulate for her green card. Consider working with an attorney to represent you throughout the lifetime of the case. It’s a year long process with a lot of twists and turns. Good luck.

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4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Hi, I am currently studying in the USA and hold F-1 Visa status. My wife is a US citizen.

Hi, I am currently studying in the USA and hold F-1 Visa status. My wife is a US citizen. We wanted to apply for the immigration status this month. Do these new restrictions preclude our chances of applying to it?

I am currently living in the US

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Apr 24, 2020

Under the fact pattern you described, you can adjust status to obtain your work permit and green card as long as you meet other requirements that would not render you inadmissible. Consider working with counsel. Some of us charge a very affordable flat fee for representation that would last... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Libel & Slander and Native American Law for Florida on
Q: Hi, On March 15 I went into a Pawn Shop to purchase a Firearm and was denied the sale because of my race & religion.

On March 15, I went into a local Pinellas County Pawn Shop and was denied my 2nd amendment right to purchase a firearm because my Concealed Weapons License stated that I was White. The Pawn Shop salesman stated that I "Looked black to him" and "There's a black guy standing in... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Apr 22, 2020

You may have a case. More facts would be needed. Of course if the employee denied you service on the basis that your identification did not match your picture on the concealed weapons permit then they may have a non discriminatory reason for denying you service. More facts are needed. Discuss with... Read more »

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5 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I slipped and fell at work. Company provide no non slip mats in kitchen. Are they grossly negligent?

They provide no non slip mats for wet floors that they know always get wet, from ice to drinks to spills. They also don’t have good enough drainage as it’s under a fixture blocked by ice bin. It’s a kitchen. Also my back already has been hurt before so because of them not taking proper care... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Apr 17, 2020

If this was an injury on the job then it would be covered by workman’s compensation. Call an attorney who specializes in workman’s compensation.

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2 Answers | Asked in Foreclosure for Florida on
Q: A debt collection lawyer is trying to take me to court about my dead grandpas mortgage. what do I do?

My grandpa died over a year ago and the mortgage company was informed of his passing and that no one had a desire for this property. A debt collection lawyer has sent me a paper in regards to the mortgage debt trying to claim me to it and this property is in ohio where he lived and I live in... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Apr 17, 2020

We’re you appointed executor of his estate? The mortgage holder can’t come after you personally. If you’re the executor of his estate or the trustee of his trust then in your capacity of executor and/or trustee you would be the proper person they should contact. But you’re not individually... Read more »

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