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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Question about I 864 Joint sponsor married filed jointly

I am a joint sponsor filling out I-864 for a close friend. I am married and file my taxes jointly with my wife. My individual income is enough to sponsor so I don’t want to include my wives income. But since our tax return are filed jointly, what should I put for Part 6 Question 20 about my... Read more »

Jesus Martinez
Jesus Martinez answered on May 11, 2020

You should read the instructions on the I-864 form. If your answer is not contained there, speak with an immigration attorney

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Immigration Law for California on
Q: I need help divorcing my husband and applying for assylum

Im Muslim that is planning on removing my scarf, being more liberal and divorcing my strict controlling husband. We have a kid together that is American and I wanna apply for assylum to be able to live in the USA and Support myself and my son. Do I have a case? And what steps should I follow? And... Read more »

Jesus Martinez
Jesus Martinez answered on May 11, 2020

I agree with my colleague. For your asylum case, you should definitely speak with an immigration attorney and not try to do this alone.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Is there anything I can do so someone I love in order for her to get documentation without marriage?

My girlfriend has lived in the US for practically her whole life she arrived here when she was about 1 year old. She is 18 years old now and she’s trying to apply for a visa to study here in the U.S. But if she doesn’t get her visa approved then she’s going to have to go back to Mexico and... Read more »

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Jesus Martinez answered on May 11, 2020

Unfortunately, if she does not have DACA, USCIS is not accepting initial applications. She should obtain a legal consultation to see if she is eligible for anything.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Alabama on
Q: I-130 was refused but we can't locate case and don't no reason of refusal. 3 mths. since returned. No NOIR or anything
Jesus Martinez
Jesus Martinez answered on May 2, 2020

You can file a FOIA request to see what USCIS has oin your case file. The receipt notice is in the file.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: I601 question

My mom filed for i130 for my father 5-6 years ago. They had my father go to some kind of evaluation with a psychologist(or something like that) because of something in his criminal record from like 20 years ago and they had him tested and came out positive for marijuana.. now I recently filed... Read more »

Jesus Martinez
Jesus Martinez answered on May 2, 2020

The old I-130 your mom filed, if she is alive, should still be valid. That said, if he previously used marijuana, the immigration officers likely found him inadmissible as a drug abuser. You should definitely speak with an immigration attorney to determine whether his criminal record and past drug... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Virginia on
Q: if an immigrant has children born in the US and they hit the immigrant does the immigrant qualify for visa?

my mother is suffering from domestic violence from my sister does she qualify for visa?

Jesus Martinez
Jesus Martinez answered on May 2, 2020

I agree with the attorney above.

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Immigration Law, Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: If I call the police on my dad will my mom and I get deported because of how we got our papers?

My mom got her papers because he paid someone to marry her. And my dad has been abusing my mom for years and has been threatening us to get us deported because of how we got our papers. What will happen if my dad tell the police or the immigration how we got our papers? Can we still file a domestic... Read more »

Jesus Martinez
Jesus Martinez answered on May 11, 2020

You should obtain a consultation from an attorney in your case. This is complex.

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