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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: What should I do if I cannot get CPT for an internship for non-US company?

I am a F1 student and I'd like to work remotely as an intern for a company outside the US. I talked to multiple advisers at my school's international student services and they told me that, as the company does not have US presence (they checked the company website), they cannot issue CPT... Read more »

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answered on Nov 7, 2022

This s an interesting question. Short of a research to see how this question is answered by the USCIS, AAO or BIA, or without looking into the definitions under the statute for the meanings of employer, employee, work and compensation, I’d err on the side of caution and avoid this internship... Read more »

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Q: Can the 1-485 be filed without the I-130 petition? Got married to an EU citizen who was visiting me in US on an ESTA.

I'm a US Citizen that just eloped with my EU Citizen boyfriend. We met in Europe while I was studying abroad. He came to visit me here in the US on an ESTA and (roundtrip ticket) with every intention of returning back to his Visa Waiver Country, however, about 5 weeks into the 8-week trip we... Read more »

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answered on Nov 4, 2022

Congratulations on your marriage. Quick answer to your question is yes, you must file the I-130, which you can file at the same time with the adjustment status. The more important question you did not ask is the timing. When should you file? Wait at least 90 days from his date of last arrival into... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Immigration Law for California on
Q: Hi, i will be filing i751 this month. i am married for less than 2 years. our divorce is already approve.

i just need assistance on filing up the form since i will just file for myself without my spouse.

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answered on Nov 1, 2022

This will involve more than just filling out the form. You’ll more likely need to apply for a hardship waiver. You should hire an immigration lawyer to help you with this.

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Q: I filed an I-130 for my husband, but I missed two interviews. The first one because the notice came late.

The second one due to having covid. It took ages to reschedule that second interview. Now they want evidence for why I missed the second one, but I never went to the doctor and don't have evidence. I think it might be faster to withdraw my I-130 and re-apply. Can I do that.?

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answered on Oct 22, 2022

Was there a concurrent adjustment of status application filed by your husband? If so, withdrawing could be costly both in terms of money and time. If this was a stand-alone I-130 petition, they don’t usually call for interview unless there is an issue with your personal background as the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Missouri on
Q: I want to sponsor my parents, I turn 21 in July. We currently live abroad, do I need to move back to the US?

I am a US citizen turning 21 in July and want to sponsor my parents, do I need to move back to the US to do so? Also my parents were denied a tourist visa twice, so the process will need to be done from the Uruguayan Embassy

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answered on Oct 19, 2022

Eventually, you'll need to come back and establish democide in United State before the start of the second step in your process, which will be done at the Uruguayan Embassy. For the first step, however, here is the link to State Department's website with instruction on "Filing... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: I am having problem with an attorney handling immigration. Need an INS Attorney to assist in filng complaint against att

against my attorney for mishandling my INS case and over charging me for services already rendered.

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answered on Oct 19, 2022

You don’t need an attorney for that. Call your State Bar if you feel you’ve been wronged. They’ll be able to help.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Hi I'm a Guatemalan guy whit no legal status in this country I'm gay and I'm in this country because of discrimination .

How can I apply for asylum?

Where are the pro bono attorneys ?

I'm able to pay easy paymentS... Let me know tks.

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answered on Sep 21, 2022

I agree with my colleague for the most part but wanted to offer more details to provide a clearer picture so that you can start by self-assessing your qualification.

You may be eligible to file for asylum if you can show that you have a well-founded fear of persecution either (1) as a...
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Q: Hello, I'm a 20 year old international student on an F1 visa. And I have a question about family preference green card.

My brother, a U.S. citizen, is petitioning for my parents to come to the U.S. The plan was that I get a family preference green card based on the one that they would receive when they arrive. However, with all the NVC processing and COVID delays, the cases got held up for more than two years and a... Read more »

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answered on Sep 19, 2022

If I understood your question correctly, your brother has petitioned for your parents when you were under 21, you believe you have acquired F2A status as the result, and you want to know how to maintain that status.

While US citizens can file a petition for their parents (as immediate...
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