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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: how to go about getting someone from mexico legal papers

i've been married to him for 17yrs

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Apr 26, 2021

If you're a US citizen and he entered the USA with a visa, then you can sponsor him for a green card despite his overstay.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: My son I-30 petition for me to obtaining n immigrant Visa has been approved. My case is at NVC.

All documents included D-260 has been submitted and accepted. I am waiting now for Embassy Counsler interview. I have 2 wives, non of them will immigrate now or later. The first wife has been named as my spouse in the D-260 application. Is it possible that I will be considered by the Embassy... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Apr 25, 2021

Yes.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: K1 denied now she needs to depart

My K1 fiance and I got married 9 days AFTER 90 days of the allotted time and her change of status was denied. 2 weeks after we received a letter stating that she needs to depart the US within 32 days upon receiving the letter. We filed a I-130 online yesterday to see if it would help. My question... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Apr 21, 2021

why did you marry after the 90 days? There are strict rules that must be followed for the K-1 visa..Do u have a good reason why you delayed?

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Oregon on
Q: Can you overstay a J-1 visa with the intent to marry?

I don't have the 2 year residency required on mine.

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Apr 19, 2021

There are two types of J1 visa’s. One with a two-year home residency requirement which requires you to return home after the expiration of your stay, and the other one is without the two-year home residency requirement. So more facts would be needed to know.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: I want to petition my mother, who will retire next year, and not my father, because he's not retiring for another 5 year

Like the title say I want to petition for my mother because she will be retiring next year, but not my father just yet because he won't be retiring for another 5 years. Is it possible to do so? (they are still married). My mother would also need to bring my minor brother with her, but since I... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Apr 17, 2021

Yes if you were a US citizen over 21, then you can sponsor mom, and then you can sponsor dad later. It will not be possible for your brother to accompany mom as her derivative beneficiary, so he will need his own independent grounds to enter like a student visa or a visitor visa. But those are only... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Petitioning my husband but I dont work . Our sponsor died due to Covid . Do I need a new sponsor ? What do I need to do

I am petitioning for my husband . Our I130 got approved last year . We sent all the documents to NVC and have been waiting in line for an interview at the ciudad Juárez consulate . I do not work so my uncle who works and lives in Seattle was our sponsor . He filed out an I864 and submitted... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Apr 16, 2021

Yes you will need a new sponsor

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: After our lawyer let us down me and my US citizen husband decided to do it ourselfs. I am currently in America.

Ive already submitted the I-130, change of status form. It is still being reviewed according to USCIS. I would like to know if i can go ahead and submit the next form, the I-485, while still waiting for the response from the first form. I want to save some waiting time as ive been here two years... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Apr 16, 2021

You may do that. Do you still have your I-130 Notice of Action with the receipt number?

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5 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Can I file a lawsuit against the company who's driver rear-ended the car that rear-ended me?

I was rear-ended in my car at a stop light last week. Neck and lower back are still bothering me. The car behind me was rear-end much worse by the semi-truck that hit them. I am in Florida

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Apr 16, 2021

Yes you should do that

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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: If I was sexually abused by my father at the age of 16 and I’m now 26, how could I press charges?

I was sexually abused until the age of 24 when I decided to leave home

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Apr 8, 2021

Well I think you should start with filing a police report in the county and state where the incident occurred.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: I'm a convicted felon in alabama but I got a letter stating I have been summonds for jury duty
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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Mar 23, 2021

OK there should be options that you can select to be exempt from jury duty. I believe one of the boxes that you can check on the form that you received refers to any past felony convictions. If that is the case, check the box, and then send the form in, and you should get an excuse.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Applying for a Green Card for my mom under US citizen family sponsorship (daughter). Mom is currently out of US.

Is there a way to get her into the US and then apply for in the states and have her wait in the US during processing of her Green Card or are we stuck with processing through local US consulate? I read that tourist visas cannot be utilized for this purpose. Thank you

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Mar 19, 2021

So if mom travels here on a visitor visa, she is only allowed to stay temporarily, and thus is not able to adjust status as that would be considered preconceived intent. She could always be sponsored by you if you are a US citizen over 21, and she could process at the US consulate in her country.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: What does "proof that the intending immigrant's current employment will continue from the same source" mean on I-864?

I am currently working in the US with a TN status work authorization. I have been living with my husband since July 2020 and we just got married in February 2021. My husband is currently unemployed and studying, and does/will not mean the minimum annual income requirement to sponsor me. On the... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Mar 18, 2021

You can get a letter from your employer stating that your employ will continue and should specify at what rate of pay etc. The letterhead should identify the employer name at the top and give the name and the title of the person signing the letter, like a supervisor,

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Please what is the success/denial rate for marriage based green cards.

I met my wife last year, she’s on a tourist visa and we got married Dec 2020. I want to help her apply for a marriage based green card. Please what’s the rate of success (estimate) with marriage based green card applications?

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Mar 16, 2021

If you married for love then the chances are good. Immigration agents are very skilled at detecting fraud.

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Identity Theft for Florida on
Q: I was wondering how I find out if my sister took my identity and got a DUI in my name

In 2009 I was going through a hard time my sister told me to come stay with her in Columbus Oh. I came up from FL to see how things would go and they did not work out I was told she had 13 evictions in my name recently I had to go to court because the FWC gave me a fine for a fish that was two in... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 28, 2021

Each time a defendant is booked for an arrest, they take fingerprints of that defendant, so this is something that probably would be easy to resolve. You just check the fingerprints on file for the arrest with your fingerprints, And that would be proof of the identity theft. Retain counsel to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: Immigration question for Venezuelan citizen.

My parents are Venezuelan citizens. They came to the US on a Tourist visa in early Feb of 2020, their goal was a 4 months visit but due to Covid restrictions they were unable to leave as planned and after a few failed attempts they haven't been able to leave the US as of Feb 2021. The last... Read more »

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 27, 2021

A US citizen adult child can sponsor their parents for green cards provided the parents entered the United States with permission. Parents can still adjust status to get a green card if sponsored by their adult child, despite that they are out of status. However I would advise your parents not to... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Hello, I am owner of company Inc in United States, but I am a citizen of Europe country Latvia. What type of VISA shoul

Hello, I am owner of company Inc in United States, but I am a citizen of Europe country Latvia. What type of VISA should I get to live and work in US and be able to bring my wife there too ? Thanks.

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Stephen Arnold Black answered on Feb 27, 2021

I believe that Latvia is on the treaty trader investor list. If so, then your best bet would be to apply for an E2 Visa. The E2 Visa allows you and your family members to come and live in work in the United States in definitely. You have to renew the visas every two years, and establish that the... Read more »

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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?

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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.

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