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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: If I’m a green card holder can I work as an adult entertainer or web cam girl without it affecting my status?
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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Aug 13, 2020

Hi, if you are engaging in legitimate work and paying your taxes, there should be no issue with your green card status.

Green card holders are usually prohibited from doing government work like FBI agents or U.S President. Other than that, you are good to go.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Minnesota on
Q: What specific right do I have as a petitioner and an US citizen for my Wife (Mexican) to receive a visa appointment?

I am asking for the specific legal statute, case law or legal right I have as a US citizen. The reason for my question is it has been over 2 and a half years since we applied for her and her son to receive an appointment for their visas (IR1). I am uninterested in Coronavirus excuses as we had... Read more »

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Aug 13, 2020

Hi, I am sorry that this happened to you. Did you send all the documents or did you receive any communication about the delay?

It may be worth contacting an immigration lawyer to make inquiries on your case. 2 year wait is unusual for IR1 so make sure there is nothing further to do on your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Q: My mom has green card(60 Y) . She is stuck outside US due to covid over 180 days. She is high risk. What should she do?

She has heart disease and high blood pressure. Afraid to travel. Do not want to lose her green card. What is the best advise to maintain her green card

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Aug 13, 2020

Hi, the pandemic going on right now and all the reasons you stated above(Age, health) should be sufficient reasons to include in her application for re entry into the U.S. Green card holder can stay outside the U.S for longer than the required 6 months so long as there is a supportable valid reason... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: I have 10 years green card through my husband but now divorced have a child want to apply to citizenship.

I'm 10 years Green card holder and i obtained it through my husband But unfortunately was divorced 2 years after getting 10 years green card. I also have a child after marriage.

But now i am divorced and separated.

When i will apply for naturalization Is there any problem for... Read more »

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Jul 28, 2020

Hey, As long as your marriage was bonafide and you do not have any criminal records to make you ineligible you should be able to naturalize with no issues. Contact an immigration attorney for a full evaluation of your situation before proceeding to make sure you have all the supporting documents... Read more »

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.

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Jul 13, 2020

Good morning. You can definitely marry your fiancé in SC or any state. There are no restrictions on where you can get married.

After marriage, you can petition for your wife to adjust her status. Adjustment of status through marriage is my main practice area. Feel free to contact me for a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Immigration Law for Maryland on
Q: How will the new covid-19 update from Trump administration for f-1 visa impact those with i-485 status?

Hello, I am currently an international student with f-1 visa. Our college has decided that we will first operate with a hybrid model, and then go fully online after Thanksgiving break. I am also in the process of achieving a green card (i-485 status) from my parents who are also holders of green... Read more »

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Jul 12, 2020

Hi, if you have already applied to adjust status, you are no longer considered an F1 student for the purpose of this new rule. This means that you can take your hybrid courses without worrying about leaving the U.S. or losing your F1 status. As a green card holder, you will be able to attend school... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: Immigration visa for Spouse

I am US citizen and my Husband is Indian national. I have applied for his immigration visa to get green card. His I-130 approved and after NVC he is waiting for his Immigration visa Interview(which was scheduled in April but got canceled due to COVID breakout in India). Is a new restriction affect... Read more »

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Jul 5, 2020

Hi, there will be some delays during this period. The new trump restrictions is mostly for work visas H1b, L, J visas. Your husband should be fine as his process has already been approved and he is just in a waiting period.

Hang in there! and contact me if you have further questions and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: I am F1 student inUS whose H1b has been picked under H1b master cap and approved.

I am F1 student inside USA. I got my h1b picked under h1b masters cap and approved on june 18 will the new proclamation stop me from starting work on h1b from oct 1 or does it only apply to those outside USA.

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Jul 5, 2020

Hi, the new trump proclamation went into effect June 24th. It simply blocks/decrease approval for new applications for work visas. if you have already been approved, you should be ok to continue on your H1b.

This is not legal advice****

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: My rights as a green card holder

Hello,

My husband and I have been married for 12 years and I got my green card about 2 years ago.Now he wants a divorce, moved to Texas and deserted me and our 2 small children since March .I'm worried he would take my green card away once the divorce is finalize because he was the... Read more »

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Jul 5, 2020

Hi Anna, your husband cannot take away your green card from you. From what you explained about the length of time together, it sounds like your marriage is bonafide and you qualify for a green card. The only instance where USCIS will investigate your eligibility is if there was marriage fraud... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: On B2 visa for 6 months. Visa expires soon after that. What to do now in this situation?

My in-laws came to the US for a visit from India on their B2 visa in February 2020. They can stay till August 2020. They have a return ticket but due to Covid issues, there's no flight service by that airlines right now. India is yet to resume international travel. I understand that we can... Read more »

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Jul 5, 2020

Hello, if your spouse is a U.S citizen, consider petitioning for your parents to adjust status to green card holder so they can stay in the U.S freely without the need to travel back.

Applying for a renewal of B2 Stay may be your best bet in this situation. Covid 19 is definitely a valid...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Family based immigration?

My brother lives overseas and I would like to file for his family based immigration. I would like to know if I could file for his wife and 2 kids as well? I mean as a part of the same application. If not, what is the procedure to help his wife and kids also immigrate with him?

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Jul 3, 2020

Hello, are you a US citizen? If so, you can definitely file a petition for your brother. When a visa becomes available, he will complete the consulate process and at that time he will add his wife and child as accompanying immigrants. Keep in mind that the sibling category for filing typically has... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law and Immigration Law on
Q: I-864 taxes problem

My husband and I are about to start the NVC step of but he didn't file taxes for the past 3 years. He filed for 2019 but the 2 priors he didnt even though he was supposed to.

The problem is that now IRS is not mailing the wages transcripts we would need to back file those years and he... Read more »

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Jul 5, 2020

Hi, the form I-864 requires the evidence of most recent tax (2019) which you appear to have. On the page asking for tax income, it says you are not required to provide the transcript for the other years(2017,2018) but just state the total income.

Contact me if you need help with this....
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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Can I file taxes “married filing separately”? my wife has no income and there for she will not be filing taxes but we..

we are planning on filing a petition for her legal status through our marriage will that affect us in any way?

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Jul 5, 2020

In my Experience, Joint tax returns are a strong supporting documents for marriage based green cards. I will be happy to have a consultation with you regarding the process to avoid mistakes that could lead to denial.

This is not legal advice**

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: when exactly are CONDITIONAL green cards avoided?

I was explained that "if you have been married for less than 2 years at the time of adjudication of the request for your resident status then you will be granted the conditional status". Does that mean 2 years after which of the following:

* approval of i130

* medical... Read more »

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Jul 5, 2020

Hi, if you have a new marriage less than 2 years, you will get conditional green card. The reason is to deter fraud marriages which can be entered into for a short duration simply for immigration purposes.

Typically, a couple would have developed and built a stronger relationship after two...
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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Immigration Law for Wisconsin on
Q: I have a DUI homicide case on my record, can I apply as a petitioner to have my fiance come and marry me with a K1 VISA?

I was 17 years old when it happened. My sentence was 5 years prison time 5 years extended suppervision. Im 32 now and its the only blemish on my record.

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Jul 5, 2020

Hi,

The USCIS usually weighs the criminal background of the intending immigrant for eligibility. The criminal records of the sponsoring Finance/spouse typically will not be considered. Just make sure you are an upstanding citizen now and paying taxes.

This is not legal advice**

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: For adjustment of Status.Filled all forms I-485,I-131 I-130,I-130a,I-765, I-864.What will be review fee from lawyer
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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Jun 22, 2020

Hey, first of all, it looks like you are missing one important form for adjustment of status. I offer a review service for an affordable flat fee which includes Providing your Cover Letters, Ensuring all supporting documents, fees and signatures are included and mailing the package.

Every...
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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Im permanent resident alien of us since age 7 how can I prove it. Without paying so much. Are there any militaryloophols

Came over as minor on mother's passport. Stepdad air force now retired. Been here since 1983, lived on bases till I ran away from abusive home. All paper work destroyed in fire. Help

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Jun 20, 2020

Hi, I need more information to provide an answer. Are you sure you are a permanent resident or have just resided in the U.S for a long time?

Is you Mother a U.S Citizen?

DId your Step Dad adopt you and is he a U.S Citizen?

Are you married to a U.S Citizen?

If you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for District of Columbia on
Q: Is there a new update or exception on green-card holder’s laws for staying abroad during the pandemic time?

If i stay outside of The united states under 6 months should i prepare any proof or document about the traveling purpose?

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Jun 18, 2020

Hi, as of right now, there is no new law regarding long stays outside the U.S.for GC holders. There is no harm in gathering documents regarding your travels. It could come handy when you apply for Naturalization.

Besides, staying outside the U.S for less than 6 months will typically not...
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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: What does "NO REPRESENTATIVE OF RECORD" mean in plain english Thank you R. Conlan
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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Jun 18, 2020

Hey, it means you don’t have a Lawyer or a G-28 on record to prove that you do.

Do you need representation? Let me know more about your case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Immigration Law for New York on
Q: can DACA file for unemployment in NY if furloughed? Will this affect the chances of applying for a green card?
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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Jun 17, 2020

Hi, Unemployment benefits are not Public benefits if you are worried about passing the Public Charge test in the future.

**This is not legal advise. I will be happy to discuss with you in detail about your concerns.

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