Only crimes involving moral turpitude. Traffic violations are not considered moral anything. The officer and the judge will want to know about it though. Keep all papers, including any fines paid and classes taken, to show the officer and judge.
My wife issued a protective order for 2 years. I have a possible criminal case allegation which can be active at any time as I am said. But I only have few days left to appeal to cancel or modify the protective order. Whatever I say in this hearing can be used against me. I am a F1 student in USA.... Read more »
I filed for i485 two years ago with my US citizen husband, but unfortunately, he passed few days before my interview. I went to the interview alone and it didn’t go too well. I’m still waiting on response from the interview. But my lawyer said that I should file i360 because I’m a widow even... Read more »
I was working on H4-EAD. due to covid19, my employer asked to claim unemployment benefits.I have entered my details via EDD..now I decided to cancel/deny my claim/benefits.Please guide me on this? How can I do that. Please guide me the procedure...
Call EDD. You can cancel your claim if you haven't received anything yet. Otherwise, you need to stop certifying each week, but your claim will remain open until it ends. See https://www.edd.ca.gov/pdf_pub_ctr/de1275b.pdf. Phone numbers are at the bottom of that PDF.
My mother got her visa on January 22, 2020. Her ticket was set for March of this year but the unexpected COVID outbreak shut all airlines down. She missed her chance and her visa is set to expire on June 30, 2020. If she arrives within that time frame, does she classify under President Trump's... Read more »
I recently got married in March and I'm applying for a green card. I gave birth to my daughter on July 19, 2019, in Chattanooga and the hamilton county indigent program paid for my delivery. I got approved for the indigent rate at Erlanger for 6 months because of the program ( I only used it... Read more »
Only federally funded Medicaid programs are considered as public benefits. If this program was local, there should be no problem. USCIS also makes exceptions for women who receive federally funded Medicaid when they're pregnant. Finally, you're only considered a public charge if...Read more »
I am citizen and the wife, but I soon heard a rumor that the trump administration are cracking down on families that recieve any kind of benefits from the government and that this would affect heavily the families seeking green cards or stay in America.
Public benefits received by a US citizen is not considered under the public charge rule, so your receipt of a potential public benefit has no effect on your husband's case, so long as your husband does not benefit from it. He could be seen as benefiting from it if he doesn't work.
I've never seen this and seems like a lazy way of doing things and has the potential for errors, like now. Are there multiple bar numbers also? I don't see a problem with the app itself. They won't deny the app, but they might send it back asking for a new G28 or keep the app and...Read more »
So now I have to file affidavit of support but my income is around 21.000$ which is not above public charge guidelines for my spouse and two kids. Moreover, my son has disability. So does it mean that I cannot bring my family due to public charge rule?
It's not just your income but also your assets, including bank accounts, owning more than 1 car, real estate. It's a little confusing, but if your assets are 5 times the difference between your income and the poverty guideline times 125%.
((poverty line * 125%) - your income) * 5...Read more »
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 »
You'll have to consult with an attorney to determine how strong your case is and to assist with filing for asylum. If you wanted to do it on your own, you'll fill out and submit I-589 with USCIS. See https://www.uscis.gov/i-589. The instructions for the form lists all the documents...Read more »
I was not scheduled a biometric appointment due to office closure but i checked my case status and it shows fingerprints were added to the case! Does that mean there will be no biometric appointment? What about photographs?
I'm applying for citizenship through marriage. My wife was married 20+ years ago and she can't recall and I can't find some of the information asked about her ex-spouse in part 10 of N-400. Should I enter "unknown" or something else as an answer? I assume leaving it blank... Read more »
I am currently physically addressed in Mexico to be with my husband. That’s the physical address that I put on the approved I 130 as well. I am domiciled in US though . I have a mailing address, and US cellular carrier plan that I pay for every month . USA is where I intend to live. But for the... Read more »
If a person is charged with a breach of aggravated speed and resolved in court as a petty ofense and supervision is given, will this affect the renewal of the work permit because she has a pending asylum. And she signed i bond, will this arrest affect her in the future
2 misdemeanors or 1 felony disqualifies someone for an EAD based on asylum. The arrest and conviction will come up in the asylum interview and in court. Keep all records, including arrest, police, court, disposition, and finishing any program and paying any fine that the judge ordered.
No, if the person does not have status or authorization to stay in the US, the person can't ask for permission to re-enter the US to remain without status. They're already breaking the law by being in the US without status. Filing a 131 will only alert the government of the person's presence.
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