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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Can I help my wife obtain a green card if I’m disabled on a fix income ( ssi income)?
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Jun 26, 2022

Yes but you would need to engage a joint financial sponsor to assist you with the application.

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4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: I need help filing an I-601 waiver for immigration purposes.

I have been considered inadmissible at the moment but I have the requirements to void this.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Jun 10, 2022

I agree with my colleague. You need to retain counsel to file the 601 waiver application. You only have one chance to get it right, and if you don’t, you will be considered inadmissible and put into removal proceedings.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: If you are being sued over an auto accident and you live with a relative can they be at risk of sued also ?

I’m over 18 and I live with relative who is afraid that they will be sued and lose everything due to me being in an at fault accident.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Jun 7, 2022

Did they own the vehicle that you were driving at the time of the accident?

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: I just became a US citizen after marriage. I would like to sponsor both my parents that also live in the US.

The only problem is that I was laid off in January 2022. I’m still looking for a job. Can I still sponsor both my parents without earning an income right now or can any friend/family help sponsor them?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Jun 6, 2022

You can still sponsor your parents as your immediate relatives because you are a US citizen. However, you will need a joint sponsor in order to file the 864 affidavit of support.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Can a police officer come ontomy works parking lot where I was sleeping and arrest me for drugs found in my car?

There was no warrent no reason to even come onto my property it was stated, not in paper work they were looking for someone else

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on May 30, 2022

Under the Terry v Ohio Supreme Court decision, the answer is most likely yes. The case is famous for holding that a limited search of a suspect's exterior clothing and immediate surroundings to check for weapons based on a police officer's reasonable suspicion does not violate the Fourth... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Can I marry my ex wife’s sister and bring her over here from Philippines?

Ok, I met my ex during the time she’s was going through divorce with her ex-husband. She’s Filipino American and just after 6 months of my first marriage with her we went to court and divorced.

Then, I met my ex wife’s younger sister but she is Filipino citizen resides in Manila, we... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on May 26, 2022

Your fact pattern raises alot of red flags that will undoubtedly receive extra scrutiny from immigration officers. Best to retain an attorney to handle the case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Iowa on
Q: Can we start the k1 Visa process?

I've recently got divorced in Wisconsin which requires a 6-month stay to remarry. Since then I have moved to Iowa that does not have those restrictions on remarrying. I have met a girl in the Philippines while visiting there and we have been dating every since and want to get married. Since I... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on May 16, 2022

A US citizen who is unmarried is free to sponsor a foreign national for a fiancé K visa. Both of you must physically meet within 2 years of filing the case. Once the visa is issued the two of you must marry within 90 days after her entry into the US. Then she can adjust status to get her green... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Hello, I came to the US on a J-1 Visa in 2017, I soon after entry discontinued the program but remained in the US

I remained in the US for 4 years and left in 2022 without any removal notice from the government. My I-94 states D/S and I’m not sure if I triggered any reentry bans and if I did, if I may return to the US for vacation after 10 years?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on May 15, 2022

A foreign national who remains out of status for longer than one year, and then exits the United States, is barred to return to the US for a period of 10 years. After that period, you can apply for a visitor visa at the consulate overseas.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Rent application fee not refunded after a misleading listing. What are my options?

I recently moved to the US on a non-immigrant work VISA. Before moving, I was evaluating apts to rent and found this agency that had an apartment (~$2000 rent) which seemed good for me.

I went through the application process on their official website. Paid around $600 in application fee +... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on May 15, 2022

You should file a complaint with the Florida attorney general consumer complaint department. They will assign an investigator and investigate the fraud.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: I am trying to marry my wife she is here on a j1 work visa can someone help me please thank you
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on May 9, 2022

An immigrant here on a J1 visa can marry a US citizen and adjust status to get a green card, provided that the J1 visa is not subject to the two-year home residency requirement. Counsel in any state can represent you and process the case from start to finish.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Is there a way to get a work permit without leaving the US if I entered with a tourist visa?

I studied architecture finished all courses but never got my degree, I gained 5 years of experience on an specific field in Mexico. I’m currently in the US, fell in love with someone and would not want to risk having to leave the US to complete a process for a work visa to work in my field.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on May 4, 2022

So a person who enters the United States with a tourist visa and gets married to a United States citizen can adjust status to get a green card, even if the tourist falls out of status. You can acquire a green card through this process without having to return to your country. You should work with... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for New York on
Q: Hello, I am currently studying law (Ivy League) in the United States with an F1 Visa. I want a green card, how it's ?

I'm in an ivy league and I should pass my bar in New York.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Apr 30, 2022

Your future employer can sponsor you for a green card. Engage an attorney to represent you once you get a job offer. He/she can handle all steps from A to Z.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Maryland on
Q: My mother in law will be filling I-864A for my green card (husband has no income). We live together, she makes $28,074.

Would her saving account with about $2000 be enough (as assets) to meet the requirements? Also, how far back does the bank statement need to cover? Does she need to include her checking account statement too??

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Apr 26, 2022

You should call an immigration attorney to discuss the facts of your case in a free phone consultation. More information is needed to form an opinion.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New Hampshire on
Q: How long does it take to get a green card through marriage in New Hamphsire
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Apr 25, 2022

Processing times vary from field office to field office. Check the website my colleague referred you to.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Arizona on
Q: Is it possible to marry unexpectedly on a B-visa (B1+B2) and file for "adjustment of status" while staying in the US?

Dear Sir or Madam,

my partner and I met unexpectedly 1,5 months after I entered the U.S. in February 2022 while I am in the U.S. on a B-visa (business&tourist purposes) for 180 days and want to get married before the stay of 180 days expires in August to file for "adjustment of... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Apr 21, 2022

Yes an overstay visitor can adjust status to get a green card after marriage to a US Citizen.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: I-130 through marriage into widow petition, Does it convert automatically or I-360 has to be filled

My suppose passed away right before scheduled interview for adjustment status, I asked USCIS to reschedule the interview, then later sent them a copy of a death certificate (end of January), never heard back (it’s almost May now),

Last notice in my online account ‘we received the... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Apr 23, 2022

You should immediately retain counsel to file the G 28 notice of appearance of attorney of record in your case so that the case can be processed without any delays or denials. You only really have one chance to get this right so make it count.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Maryland on
Q: My husband doesn’t have an income and so his mom is considered to be a joint sponsor.

We all live together. She makes 27,000. Is it enough and will be accepted by USCIS?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Apr 23, 2022

For your household size of 3, you would be below the minimum income threshold. There are ways to substitute that shortfall with assets like bank cash, stocks, bonds or real estate. Discuss with counsel in a free phone consultation.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Can I marry my Mexican girlfriend if she comes on a tourist visa ? This is not our first time meeting,dating for 3years

If she did we would have to change her adjustment of status , right ? Or can I only marry her via k1 visa ? We are scared they might see it as fraud and take away her visa. Would we have to get married within 90 days ? Another lawyer told me we CAN’T get married within 90 days on a tourist visa... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Apr 23, 2022

An immigrant who enters the country legally, and marries a US citizen can adjust status to get a green card. If the marriage occurs within 90 days of legal entry, there is a presumption of fraud. If she marries you after 90 days, then it would be permissible to file an adjustment case, provided... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: Boy, 17, and girl, 15 go to a friend's house. Friend's dad gets them drunk. Teens have sex, girl says it was rape.

The kids all lied to investigators at first, and said their friend stole a bottle from their parents, and the parents didn't know they were drinking. But the girl's parents are mad, and they found out the adult hosts handed the kids shots when they walked in the door, and kept giving them... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Apr 19, 2022

Aside from the criminal case, the parents of the girl can bring a lawsuit for damages against the boys parents for the rape of the girl based on the negligent acts of the parents in serving the kids alcohol.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I am the victim in a criminal battery case but I cannot find a lawyer to rep me in a suit. Why?

I had over $30k in medical bills and despite seeing ads for representation, I keep getting told that "they don't handle this type of case."

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Apr 17, 2022

You should discuss your case with counsel here in the state of Florida about contingency fee representation, which means you don’t pay anything unless you win.

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